ANDREWS, SC (WCSC) - "Black River is a long river but it's not a big river," James White said, adding it's also not a deep river.
After so much rain in October, plus overflow from strained mid-state damns, the river's levels rose unlike anything White had ever seen.
"It rose til we got 30 inches of water in the house," White said, "and I think the water was there for a week."
White's mother's home next door couldn't be saved. His house was also majorly damaged by the floodwaters.
"Everything four foot down had to be gutted out," White said. "It's taken forever to dry out enough to put it back together again."
International Christian relief agency Samaritan's Purse, based in North Carolina, continues helping Andrews' locals like White. They were on site to assist residents with recovery and cleanup and have returned to help with the repair and rebuild phase.
"Because of Governor Haley's request, Samaritan's Purse has come in to do a seamless transition," Brent Graybeal, manager of U.S. recovery and development for Samaritan's Purse, said.