The State of Flooding in Charleston: Where We Stand

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – It’s no secret that flooding is a major concern across the Lowcountry.

Happening today, one group of homeowners in Charleston put together a panel to find a solution.

Roughly 18 months ago, 300 families wanted to bring flooding issues to the forefront. They didn’t think flood mitigation was enough of a priority, so that started a grassroots organization, “Groundswell!”. Their goal is to get the community members and city leaders to pay attention to this problem, make it a priority, and allocate resources as intelligently and carefully as possible.

Tonight’s panel, “The State of Flooding in Charleston: Where We Stand” will feature four different speakers all focused on different flooding projects throughout the Lowcountry. Panelists will include Mark Wilbert, City of Charleston chief resiliency officer, Wes Wilson, from the Army Corps of Engineers, Dennis Frasier from the Charleston Medical District, and Frank Newham, City of Charleston senior engineer.

The public will be able to ask questions following the panelists’ presentation. This free event begins at 6 p.m. in the auditorium of the Charleston County Library on Calhoun Street. Parking is available at the library garage.

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