South Carolina getting $79 million in emergency federal road repair funds

South Carolina is getting significant funding for road repairs from the federal government.

The U.S. Department of Transportation on Thursday approved more than $768 million for emergency road repairs in 40 states.

South Carolina is number three on the list, set to receive $79 million to help repair damage caused by Hurricane Matthew and other severe weather events in recent years.

At $124 million, Colorado topped the list among states to be reimbursed, getting money for flood damage.

California is second on the list at more than $105 million for a variety of storm, rain, floods and fire events over the last three years.

Ohio received $61 million for damages to roads caused by landslides, heavy rain and flooding.

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