Floodwater Commission to hold statewide meeting and present initial reports

August 23, 2019

By Alex Junes-Ward

The South Carolina Floodwater Commission will hold its third quarterly statewide meeting at Cheraw State Park on Mon., Aug. 26, presenting its first set of recommendations – submitted by the Commission’s 10 task forces – on how best to mitigate the impacts of disastrous flooding going forward.

The meeting will begin at 5:00 p.m. with initial findings revealed and recommendations explained, followed by a Q&A session.

“I am proud of the work of the S.C. Floodwater Commission and of its dedication to providing practical, forward-thinking recommendations to protect our people and prosperity,” says S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster, who established the Commission in Oct. 2018. “These recommendations will provide a roadmap for our state to follow as we endeavor to address extreme weather events this year and into the future. Working together, we will show the globe that South Carolina is a world leader in water management.”

Tom Mullikin, chairman of the S.C. Floodwater Commission, says, “The people of S.C. have answered the call. The 10 task force groups comprising the Commission have provided a salient, innovative set of recommendations which we will begin implementing without delay.”

Mullikin adds, “We look forward to submitting these action items to the public, and we urge all interested parties to join us in Cheraw to offer feedback.”

Cheraw State Park is located at 100 State Park Road, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

– For more information, visit https://governor.sc.gov/executive-branch/south-carolina-floodwater-commission