Police Bring Supplies to Area Hit Hard by Hurricane

Police statewide deliver donations to Nichols, SC

Nichols, SC (WLTX) - The small town of Nichols in Marion County still has almost half of all their residents without power, and many are displaced from Hurricane Matthew. But Friday, police departments from around the state drove to deliver some relief.

When police chiefs across the state, including Forest Acres'  Gene Sealy, heard about Nichols' situation, they organized donation efforts

"We had our department flood [in 2015]," he said. "We know what it's like so we decided to help."

So Friday morning, 15 police cruisers, 5 trailers and a box truck caravanned to the town to personally deliver everything that people had given as part of donation drives.

It was welcome help to Mary, one of those affected by this month's storm. Before her mother died, she left her a home. After Hurricane Matthew, it was almost all destroyed.

"I have to fix the roof, the floors," she says about the home she grew up in. "I don't  know how we're going to do."

There are about 300 homes in Nichols, and all but three had similar damage. And while it doesn't replace all that's been lost, the donations officers brought helped a lot.

"They have no idea how much we needed this what a blessing!," Mary said.

Marion County leaders say they still don't have a timeline for when everyone will be back in their homes.

 


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