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Palmetto Punch

Columbia, SC, USA

11 Oct -

31 Oct 2015

Unknown

BENEFICIARIES HELPED

2

Volunteers
deployed

14

Days
operational

Unknown

COST PER
BENEFICIARY

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The Need

In October 2015, rainfall across parts of South Carolina reached 500-year event levels, with areas near Columbia experiencing a 1-in-1000 year event. Eighteen dams were breached or collapsed across the state. A mandatory evacuation was issued for areas downstream of the Overcreek Dam on October 5 after the structure was breached.

The Response

2 members of Team Rubicon UK deployed in conjunction with Team Rubicon USA to Columbia, South Carolina to conduct damage assessments, debris removal, muck outs, and spontaneous volunteer management in coordination with local response agencies.

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