About a third of all the federal flood insurance money paid out in SC over four decades was spent in Charleston.
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Hurricane resilience must be a top priority for South Carolina. Local, state and federal officials must shift from a mindset focused on recovering as quickly as possible to one in which the priority is building back stronger than before.
It appeared on Saturday that Georgetown residents had escaped significant flooding, but McMaster and other officials urged residents not to let their guard down yet.
Although floodwaters moving at a tortuously slow pace still engorged devastated communities upstream of this historic city on Friday, the mood here in the water's final destination still brightened.
The probe into what killed two women trapped inside a police van that become stuck in flood waters is ongoing.
Floodwaters have started flowing into a pit of coal ash near Conway, Santee Cooper said Saturday, and they aren't expected to subside for days.
Hurricane Florence may be gone but flooding in the storm's aftermath continues to cause significant damage to South Carolina's Pee Dee region. At least one of the area's rivers is forecast to continue rising until Tuesday and S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster has requested about $1.2 billion in aid from the federal government, according to officials with the S.C. Emergency Management Division.
South Carolina officers often are tasked with transporting mental health patients. But advocates say it treats them like criminals.
The small town of Nichols, S.C., devastated by Hurricane Matthew flooding in 2016, is once again underwater.