Floods and Flooding

Floods' pain still felt 1 year later in rural South Carolina

A world away from South Carolina's booming coastal resorts, hundreds of homes remain unrepaired in the county hardest hit by last year's floods. Now they're getting one last push of help.

A Christian group of about 1,500 carpenters, plumbers, electricians and other volunteers that formed in response to Hurricane Katrina is on its way to Williamsburg County, where flooding damaged 28 percent of the homes badly enough to qualify for federal aid.

"We're coming here to rebuild homes and help their souls out too," said Steve Tybor III, the president and co-founder of Eight Days of Hope, which aims to fix 150 homes with moldy walls, leaky roofs and holes in their...