Governor Haley visits Marion County to talk with flood victims


MULLINS, SC (WBTW) – Governor Nikki Haley spent the day in the Pee Dee Friday looking at the damage and flood waters that still cover Nichols, Mullins, and other areas in Marion County.

Haley spent time with people who have been pushed out of their homes because of flooding at the Mullins shelter.

Latonya Clark has been staying at the shelter this week because her home is now under water. She says Haley being there is a sign of hope.

“Our next steps is seeing where we going from here. It’s hard, especially the ones with kids. Even if you don’t have kids, it’s very difficult because we’ve never been through nothing like this. Nichols, it’s gone. What once were our homes, it’s gone now,” said Clark.

Crews from FEMA, the American Red Cross, The National Guard, The Marion County Sheriff’s Office were all at the shelter meeting with Haley, and people there say they hope that means they’re on the right track to making plans to rebuild.