South Carolina Flood Response


On November 12, 2015, AmeriCorps St. Louis deployed on their first disaster response of Year 22! 6 Emergency Response Team members headed east to Columbia, South Carolina to assist in the recovery efforts after the flooding that occured in early October of 2015. Members assisted in operating out of the Joint Field Office, working closely with FEMA and multiple volunteer agencies. The team's main objective was to organize and implement a Fast Track program that matched homeowners with Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster in order to begin home repairs as soon as possible.