Jasper County begins to dry out from flooding

Jasper County begins to dry out from flooding

JASPER CO., SC (WTOC) - Major flooding from Tropical Storm Bonnie causing damage to roads and homes especially in Jasper County. As things start to dry up, crews can now try to fix the issues.

Emergency management officials said the flooding problems from the weekend have opened their eyes to better plan for the future.

Crews with the South Carolina Department of Transportation said they worked all day Tuesday to fix some of the problems on the road caused by Tropical Storm Bonnie with the rains and floods that came through.

Tuesday, they focused on fixing the roads and cutting down trees.

Wilbur Daley, the director for emergency services in Jasper County, said they're out surveying the damage from the storm.

"Basically right now we're doing an assessment to find out exactly what we have on hand and what we need to be doing," Daley said.

He also said they're now looking to the future if this ever happens again.

"Well, of course this is something we hope never happens, but when it does, we want to be prepared for it, and this has kind of opened our eyes to areas we need to look at and maybe look at having some assets to be able to work in some of the areas that we have to go in where there is a tremendous amount of water," Daley said.

The flooding didn't just damage the roadways.

"We've had a few businesses that have had some issues with water," Daley said.

If your business or home was affected, contact Emergency Services so they can assess the damages across the county. You can reach them at 843.726.4421.

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