More than month after floods, SC couple still boats home

More than month after floods, SC couple still boats home

ST. MATTHEWS, S.C. (AP) - A St. Matthews couple is still boating to their home, more than a month after historic floods struck South Carolina.

Marty Smoak tells The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg (http://bit.ly/1Su6HUr) that he has to take a boat from the end of his driveway.

Smoak and his wife get on a boat at the end of their driveway and cross about 450 feet of water. They then have a vehicle waiting so they can drive the remaining 600 feet to their house.

He estimates the water is still about three feet deep.

He says it will cost $23,000 to repair his driveway and $7,800 to pump the water. He says the couple received about $4,500 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which went to other repairs.

Information from: The Times & Democrat, http://www.timesanddemocrat.com

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