Hurricanes and extreme storms have inflicted billions of dollars in damage in South Carolina, and climate change threatens to make these events more frequent and severe. The Pew Charitable Trusts is working with state officials and leaders to develop and implement strategies that make South Carolina more flood-resilient. These include the creation of an Office of Resilience tasked with executing a statewide plan to address flooding and investments in new disaster mitigation programs that prioritize nature-based solutions and anticipate future risk. Such efforts can help communities withstand the impacts of flooding, keep residents safe, and reduce recovery costs.
The resources on this page outline South Carolina’s programs and investments and Pew’s work to help the state meet its resilience goals.