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Haley: SC will pay at least $114 million for flood damage


South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley says the state will need to pay at least another $114 million for its share of flood damage caused by the massive flood in October.
Haley said at a news conference Tuesday she will ask lawmakers to use revenue generated by growth to pay that bill next year.
The governor said the estimates include the state's obligations for damaged roads, houses and other infrastructure like the Columbia Canal, which was damaged and left the state's largest city without clean water for more than a week.
Haley says there have been more than 90,000 applications for aid submitted to the Federal Emergency Management Administration. FEMA has extended the deadline for applications to Jan. 4.
Nineteen people died and more than 540 roads and bridges were closed.

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