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SC Storm Survivors Urged to Register for Disaster Assistance with Small Business Association

Posted Thursday, November 12, 2015

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has produced public service announcements (see below) to encourage South Carolina business owners, homeowners and renters who were affected by the recent flooding to apply for SBA disaster assistance. The broadcast quality videos feature Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and member of President Obama's Cabinet, and South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley.

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City Offices Closed Wednesday In Observance of Veterans Day

Posted Friday, November 6, 2015


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Substantial Damage Assessments Completed

Posted Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Assessments for Substantial Damage/Substantial Improvement to properties affected by flooding have been completed (see more information on Substantial Damage Assessments here).  Once the data has been processed, the City will send notification letters to affected property owners.

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Final Flood Debris Pick-up

Posted Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The SCDOT flood debris contractor will be making a final "sweep" through Forest Acres beginning Monday, November 16.  Please have all flood-related debris curbside before then.

Click here for guidance on proper debris separation and curbside placement.

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Cardinal Newman Site Development - Neighborhood Meeting

Posted Friday, October 23, 2015

The Beach Company will present proposed plans to develop the Cardinal Newman site.  Neighbors and other interested residents of Forest Acres are encouraged to attend.


Cardinal Newman School

Monday, November 9

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S.C. Flooding FAQ's on Substantial Damage

Posted Friday, October 23, 2015

Please click HERE for information on the Substantial Improvement/Substantial Damage (SI/SD) requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

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Separating Your Debris

Posted Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Please click HERE for information on separating your debris for proper removal.

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Flood Recovery and Repair

Posted Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Please see the information below, compiled by the Gills Creek Watershed Association:

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The weather has been great and recovery efforts are in full swing. Many folks have been asking about the recovery and repair process. See below for some useful information and resources for those affected by the recent storm and flood.

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Posted Wednesday, October 14, 2015

All City of Columbia Customers are No Longer Under Boil Water Advisory


City officials are pleased to announce that as of 4pm, Wednesday, October 14, 2015, all areas served by the City of Columbia’s Water Works no longer need to boil their water prior to drinking or cooking.  The official repeal is below.


Portions of the area served by the City were removed from the system-wide boil water advisory between Wednesday, October 7, and Monday, October 11.  This repeal removes all customers from the advisory.


What Now?

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Be Alert to the Possibility of Scammers Masquerading as FEMA

Posted Tuesday, October 13, 2015

If you are approached by a stranger claiming to be a Federal employee (even a sub contractor) ask for an ID before sharing any information. FEMA will not ask for a Social Security Number in the field.  Be sure to ask for a name and a business card. 
If you are asked any question that you are not comfortable answering--DON'T!
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