South Carolina’s poorest residents worried about flood recovery
October 11, 2015
The deadly rains are over, and some low-income communities are concerned they will be left high and dry
Six days after the deadly storm, streets, parking lots and backyards in the small town of Kingstree, South Carolina, were still deep underwater, and the reality of a second crisis was setting in. “People who are most impacted by storms are low-income people,” said Tracey Ross at the Center for American Progress. “If you’re poor before a storm hits, you’re going to be driven deeper into poverty.” In this excerpt from America Tonight, Joie Chen travels to one of South Carolina’s poorest counties, where low-income residents are worried they may be left out of the state’s recovery process.