ST. MATTHEWS, S.C. (AP) — A St. Matthews couple is still boating to their home, more than a month after historic floods struck South Carolina.
Marty Smoak told The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg that he has to take a boat from the end of his driveway.
Smoak and his wife get on a boat at the end of their driveway and cross about 450 feet of water. They then have a vehicle waiting so they can drive the remaining 600 feet to their house.
He estimates the water is still about three feet deep.
He said it will cost $23,000 to repair his driveway and $7,800 to pump the water. He said the couple received about $4,500 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which went to other repairs.