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‘Thousand Year Flood’ Deadline Approaches

Deadline Approaches

If you were a victim of the historic 2015 flooding of Columbia, you may need to take action soon.

The Federal Government has mandated that June 15 is the deadline to apply for federal aid to help rebuild your home. The application form (The Single Family Homeownership Rehabilitation form) is available here.

Historic Flood Lawsuits

The 2015 flooding caused catastrophic damage to many Columbia homes, including those near Fort Jackson and Gills Creek dams. A lawsuit was filed against the Federal Government after the discovery that two dams at Fort Jackson breached during the weather event. The Strom Law Firm is leading efforts to obtain justice for flood victims affected by flooding as a result of dam failures.

Richland County Holding Meetings

If you need help completing the application, there are several meetings to help guide you through the process. The meeting times and places are as follow:

  • Saturday, June 10 at 11am; Richland County Adminstration Building, 2020 Hampton St., Columbia
  • Tuesday, June 13 at 6pm; Gadsden Community Center, 1668 S. Goodwin Circle, Gadsden.
  • Tuesday, June 13 at 6pm; Garners Ferry Adult Activity Center, 8614 Garners Ferry Rd., Hopkins
  • Tuesday, June 13 at 6pm; Richland County Adult Activity Center, 7494 Parklane Rd., Columbia

If you were affected by the historic 2015 flooding, contact our offices today for a free consultation about your potential case.

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