South Carolina governor signs Disaster Relief and Resilience Act

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster signs the Disaster Relief and Resilience Act. (© Jenny Brennan)

Signed into law by South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster this week, the programs in the Disaster Relief and Resilience Act are a major step toward making our state more resilient to flooding, and therefore stronger. 

SELC was happy to participate in the bill signing and thanks Governor McMaster, members of the General Assembly, the S.C. Floodwater Commission, and our partners at the Coastal Conservation League, Pew States, Audubon South Carolina, and the South Carolina Wildlife Federation for their leadership on this vital issue.

This new law will be a lifeline to an increasing number of our neighbors who are trapped in a terrible and costly cycle of flooding and rebuilding. And taxpayers will be saved from endlessly throwing good money after bad to keep bailing out the same flooded properties. South Carolina must take on the challenges of flooding in a smart and thoughtful way, and we applaud state leaders for taking this bold and important step.

For more details, and to read coverage of the event in the Post and Courier, click here.

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