Feb 29, 2016

South Carolina awarded combined $157M for flooding recovery

South Carolina
USA
by
Seanna Adcox
,
AP

South Carolina and two counties hardest hit by last fall's catastrophic flooding will share $157 million from the federal government, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Monday.

HUD Secretary Julian Castro said the state will receive nearly $97 million of the disaster recovery aid. Richland County will receive $23.5 million. The city of Columbia, the state's capital, will get nearly $20 million, and Lexington County will receive $16 million.