State Senator Sandy Senn has been chosen to chair the Countywide Intergovernmental Flooding Prevention Taskforce Committee. The announcement was made Wednesday by Representative Peter McCoy, who chairs the Charleston County Legislative Delegation. Senn has been actively involved in the Church Creek Drainage Basin Study in West Ashley and has brought together officials from Charleston County, the Town of James Island, the James Island Public Service District, the City of Charleston and the SCDOT to come up with an integrated drainage plan for James Island.

McCoy’s announcement stated that the mission of the taskforce is “to promote cooperative effort amongst all governmental entities which have existing stormwater departments, right of ways, and heavy equipment so that existing ditches, drains, flood valves, retention ponds, and the like can be kept in the best possible repair in order to minimize damage to residential homes and property.”

First Congressional District candidate Katie Arrington will hold her first weekly Drainage Roundtable meeting this evening at the Shadowmoss Plantation home of Charleston City Councilman Harry Griffin. Shadowmoss has been the site of frequent flooding events since 2015. The group Fix Flooding First is simultaneously holding a rally nearby at the Cross Towne Church. The group wants divert Charleston County transportation sales tax money from new roads to drainage issues.