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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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Post-flooding Reconstruction

Posted Monday, October 12, 2015

Residents of Forest Acres are reminded to obtain permits for repairs to damaged structures within the floodplain.  Due to the recent flooding event, many structures may have experienced structural damage.  Repairs and /or reconstruction activities to damaged structures in the floodplain will require a floodplain development permit from the City of Forest Acres Building Department as required by Forest Acres’ Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance.  Failure to obtain the necessary permits can result in violations and lost time for recovery.  For more information on the permitting process, contact

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Curfew in Forest Acres Has Ended

Posted Monday, October 12, 2015

Along with neighboring jurisdictions of Richland County and the City of Columbia, the enforcement of the midnight to 6:00 a.m. curfew is now ended in Forest Acres. 

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Boil Water Advisory Is Still In Effect

Posted Monday, October 12, 2015

Although the City of Columbia Water Department has liftedthe boil water advisory in some of their service area, that has not applied to customers in the Forest Acres area.  Please continue to vigorously boil tap water for five minutes minutes before cooking with it or drinking it. Tap water is still regarded as safe to bathe in as long as you don not swallow it. 

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Forest Drive Reopened to Traffic

Posted Thursday, October 8, 2015

The SC DOT has managed to reopen some of the lanes of Forest Drive between Trenholm Rd. and I-77.  Forest Drive had been closed at the Gills Creek Bridge just east of Trenholm Rd.due to damage by flood erosion. For now there will be available one eastbound lane and two westbound lanes. As the numbers of cars using this route increases you can anticipate travel delays. 

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Flood Assistance, Mitigation, and Recovery programs

Posted Thursday, October 8, 2015

See the following helpful information from the SC Department of Natural Resources:

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City begins to collect storm related debris

Posted Thursday, October 8, 2015

Forest Acres Public Works has begun to collect storm related debris from the roadsides.  The Public Works Deapartment will concentrate on first servicing residential areas so that residents may begin the process of getting back in their homes but ultimately, all storm related debris will be collected either by the city's personnel or a debris removal contractor.

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Forest Acres to Waive Building Permit Fees

Posted Thursday, October 8, 2015

The City of Forest Acres will waive residential building permit fees for post-flood repairs until further notice.  However, contractors performing work in Forest Acres will be required to have proper SC LLR credentials for the work being done and be able to present a written estimate or contract in order to obtain a permit and City of Forest Acres Buisness License. 

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The Forest Acres Curfew Continues

Posted Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The City of Forest Acres continues to observe a curfew between the hours of 12 midnight and 6:00 AM.

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