Executive order creates S.C. Floodwater Commission.

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An executive order from S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster has created the S.C. Floodwater Commission to facilitate communication and coordination among local, state, federal and private agencies.

The commission, which will announce members in the coming weeks and hold its initial meeting next month, will be charged with identifying short- and long-term solutions for flood-prone areas in the state.

McMaster has appointed Tom Mullikin, a research professor at Coastal Carolina University, as chair. The commission will also include nine ex-officio members and no more than 18 additional appointments from state agencies including the Emergency Management Division and the Department of Health and Environmental Control.

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