Winter storm causes debris problems statewide

The S.C. Emergency Management Division estimates there are hundreds of thousands of cubic yards of debris statewide, based on reports by county emergency managers.

Florence County Emergency Management Division estimates 32,000 cubic yards of vegetative debris costs which comes to approximately $240,000 to clean up, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) formula.

A FEMA Incident Management Assistance Team (IMAT) has joined the State Emergency Response Team at the S.C. Emergency Operations Center to assist in the processing of Federal requests for assistance.

Sunday begins the first operational period under a joint incident action plan.