Gov. Haley and Team SC in the Tri-County

VIDEO: Gov. Haley and Team SC in the Tri-County
Source: WCSC
Source: WCSC
Source: WCSC
Source: WCSC

GOOSE CREEK, SC (WCSC) - Gov. Nikki Haley has not been working behind her desk lately, but out in the counties affected by the flood almost one month ago.

Haley was in the Tri-County Wednesday as part of Team South Carolina Day.

"I have to work," she said. "It's who I am. It's what keeps me motivated."

She has made stops all across the state to give her help with the recovery process for thousands of flood victims.

"We've got one more after this and then we'll start rebuilding after that," Haley told workers.

Updates from state agencies and non-profits were given to Haley about their work of helping families after the flood.

Next week thousands of families across the state will be able to start rebuilding, one applications with FEMA and other organizations are complete.

"These team South Carolina Days were to bring all the services available by FEMA and the state to the people," Haley said. "We've seen record crowds from 2,800 in Orangeburg to 1,200 in Williamsburg."

It's a way to get all of the services under one roof at the time.

Janet Snipe, of Goose Creek, got help Wednesday after her roof sustained damage from the amount of rainfall.

"I think it's wonderful because they have assistance with mortgages, with Medicaid… just everything is here," Snipe said.

There were also areas to pick up well water testers, food, cleaning supplies, and get tetanus shots.

"It just seemed like a good idea after wading through water of unknown quality to get a tetanus shot," said Martin Ryan, a member with the Lowcountry Community Emergency Response Team.

Care boxes were packed by Haley and her team members in double time to get out to families in the Lowcountry.

Haley said it's important for her to travel to these areas affected by the flooding, and see it first-hand.

"You can't sit behind a desk and know that you're helping families," she said. "For me, it's been very important through this process to be on the ground, hearing the stories, talking to the people, working with these agency leaders that are coming out to help them. To make sure that they understand we don't stop until we answer every person's question. We don't stop until we meet every need that we have to. Until that happens... I'm not going to stop."

Team South Carolina will make its final stop Friday, October 30, to help those affected in Georgetown and Horry Counties.

It will be held at Georgetown's Beck Recreation Center from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Haley also announced Wednesday farmers who were affected by heavy rains and flooding can seek assistance.

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