By 1st Lt. Jessica Donnelly | South Carolina National Guard
In the aftermath of record rainfall levels throughout the state, communities are faced with damaged roads, loss of power and an inability to obtain their basic needs such as clean water, food and medical attention.
For this reason, the South Carolina National Guard is working with civilian authorities conducting health and welfare checks to ensure community members receive the help they need. As of Thursday morning, more than 2,650 Guard members were on duty in the hard-hit state, according to figures at the National Guard Bureau in Arlington, Virginia. The death toll in North and South Carolina was at least 19, according to the Associated Press.