I was astounded to read a letter blaming the damage from the largest rainfall in recorded S.C. history on private dams (“Why should FEMA pay for faulty dams?” Oct. 12).
Using that logic, hurricane damage and loss of power are due to trees.
For people to spend funds to prepare for an event that should not happen in another thousand years would be total insanity. It wasn’t the dams that caused significant damage; it was the rain and the inability of natural creeks and rivers to handle the huge amounts of rain in a short time.
A thousand years ago, American Indians lived alone in South Carolina, so maybe they should also be blamed for not planning for this flood event.