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South Carolina flooding: the waters have finally receded

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After the tremendous rain events of the fall, Maccaferri Inc. recently shared information with its clients in the Southwest and Southeast states referencing our coastal, urban and rural flash flood support.

It was a brief entitled:

“The Waters have Finally Receded. Now What?”

As ‘Mother Nature’ continues to throw challenges at our towns, homes, shorelines and infrastructure, we at Maccaferri understand the task of repair/rebuild as well as protection for the future.

This was not a sales pitch but just an informational email to reach out to the victims of these events.  The emphasis of the email was that whether it’s massive flooding or beach erosion, it’s now time for recovery.

In short, it was to let everyone know our hearts and thoughts are with you as you navigate through these circumstances and know that Maccaferri is here to help throughout this process.

The extensive flooding in South Carolina is at least the sixth “”so-called”” 1-in-1,000 year rain event in the U.S. since 2010, a trend that may be linked to factors ranging from the natural, such as a strong El Niño, to the man-made, namely climate change.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said that a “”1-in-1,000 year event”” means that there’s a 1 in 1,000 (or 0.1% chance) of it happening in any given year in a given location.

In addition to the floods in South Carolina, which killed at least nine people, the other 1-in-1,000-year rain events include the Tennessee floods in May 2010, the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast and New England drenching during Hurricane Irene in 2011, the Colorado floods in 2013, the deluge in Baltimore in August 2014, and the flooding earlier this year in Nebraska.

The note went on to say that, Maccaferri possesses the understanding, worldwide experience and technical capability to provide engineered solution options for your emergency, coastal, and flooding challenges and the speed of response to deliver ideas and materials to improve the situation quickly.  Once the insurance claims are filed and the repair work will begin, a plan of action should already be in place.

We can help provide that guidance and technical support to suit the individual situations. For more information please contact us.

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