State Guard Engineers assist after Hurricane Florence

September 18th, 2018 | By Amanda Adams

The Engineers of the South Carolina State Guard (SCSG) Personnel have worked actively in Marion County on flood damage assessments after Hurricane Florence. Under the command of LTC Marguerite McClam, the Engineers collaborated with City of Mullins, Marion County, local communities, and the Department of Natural Resources to assess more than 2,400 properties in the nearby region.

Jake Eavenson, PE, SE, Branch Manager of the Cranston Engineering Hilton Head office, serves as a reservist member of the SCSG Personnel. Eavenson provided his time and expertise to flood damaged areas in Marion County, SC.

The SCSG Engineers used the latest technologies to collect relative information for the appropriate officials in order to provide financial assistance into local communities for a rapid recovery from Hurricane Florence .

Hurricane Florence caused heavy rain and winds, major flooding, road closures, property damage, power outages and fatalities. During August 31 – September 16, 2018, Hurricane Florence began as a Category 4 hurricane and continued later as a tropical storm, causing severe damage in South Carolina and North Carolina.