Mayor, FEMA, SCDNR address town of Nichols on flooding

Officials with the town of Nichols joined together Wednesday evening for a town hall meeting.
Officials with the town of Nichols joined together Wednesday evening for a town hall meeting.

MULLINS, SC (WBTW) – Officials with the town of Nichols joined together Wednesday evening for a town hall meeting.

The meeting took place at the National Guard Armory on Gilchrist Road in Mullins. That site is currently a shelter for many displaced from the town of Nichols by the floodwaters after Hurricane Matthew.

The purpose of the meeting was to update residents on the flooding situation in Nichols, as well as let folks know about any progress made on recovery for the town.

Townspeople were given the floor to ask questions of representatives from FEMA as well as South Carolina Emergency Management.

Most of the questions and answers had to do with how storm victims can apply for aid as well as what to do if they’re denied for FEMA assistance.

Nichols Mayor Lawson Battle opened the meeting by letting his people know they would have all the resources necessary to survive this tragedy.

“It’s gonna be a long road,” Mayor Battle explained. “We’re doing all we can to take care of it. We will get through it, I promise you we are not alone. I’ve seen more miracles and been more humbled in the last ten days than I have my whole life. We will get through it, I promise.”

News 13 streamed the entire town hall on Facebook. View the complete video below.