Brother's Brother Foundation On Standby To Help Carolina Flood Victims

Oct 12, 2015

Flooding in South Carolina is slowing beginning to subside.
Credit South Carolina National Guard / Flickr

Brother’s Brother Foundation is continuing to monitor North and South Carolina as the water levels subside from last week’s record flooding.

“We may be involved again.” said Luke Hingson, the group's president. “I think it would be consumable cleaning supplies this time around. There isn’t a real medical emergency other than people need water.”

BBF has already sent four tractor trailer loads of bottled water to the Carolinas. Without donations, however, it will be harder to provide additional goods to damaged communities.

Torrential rains -- in some parts, 20 inches in two days -- have caused historic flooding in the state, which is still recovering from storms associated with Hurricane Jaoquin. 

“It’s tied to money," Hingson said. "It’s just the way it is. We helped with some of the cash reserves that we had. Glad we did it, but we have to have other money to do more things."

Area water levels also help determine when more shipments can be safely delivered, he said.

“We’re going to do some other assessments,"  Hingson said. “Once we have that passed, we’re going to be able to figure out with other groups that are responding what some of the next steps are.”

South Carolina officials have reported 14 deaths associated with the massive flooding.