COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Latest on the recovery from Hurricane Matthew in South Carolina all times local):
Flooding continues along rivers in the Pee Dee section of northeastern South Carolina.
The National Weather Service reported late Monday that flood warnings continue for the Little Pee Dee River at Galivants Ferry in Horry County. The flood warning is also in effect for the Waccamaw River at Conway.
The Intracoastal Waterway was causing problems in Socastee. Claudia Rogers told the Sun News of Myrtle Beach (http://bit.ly/2dYosPD ) the water rose about 2 feet when the storm hit Oct. 8. She said the water receded after the storm. She said the water rose again a few days later, with 4.5 feet of water in her garage. She says Matthew is worse than during Hurricane Floyd in 199.
But forecasters have dropped the warning for the Black River at Kingstree.
Transportation officials in South Carolina are working on debris removal from roads across the state. The Department of Transportation said Tuesday morning that crews from the Upstate and midlands are helping with clearing the roads in the eastern part of South Carolina.
Other crews are working to repair signs along the coast.
The department said 95 roads and 21 bridges are still closed because of damage from Matthew. About 480 roads were closed at the height of the storm, along with 40 bridges.
Damage assessment teams are still working on estimates for some of the closed roads to determine what will be needed to repair them.
The movable bridges on the Intracoastal Waterway in Beaufort, Charleston and Horry counties are now all open for marine traffic.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved 15 more counties for individual assistance after Hurricane Matthew.
FEMA said Monday the additional counties are Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Colleton, Darlington, Dillon, Dorchester, Florence, Georgetown, Hampton, Jasper, Lee, Sumter and Williamsburg.
The help can include money for temporary rental assistance and essential home repairs. Low-cost loans are available for uninsured property losses.
Marion and Orangeburg counties were previously approved for individual assistance.
Other counties have been approved for public assistance. The money is available to help state agencies, local governments and some nonprofit groups recover losses from the storm.
Those counties are Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Hampton, Lee and Sumter.
Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Darlington, Dillon, Dorchester, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Jasper, Marion, and Williamsburg counties were previously designated for public assistance.