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November 18, 1999
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Federal and state agencies are working in partnership to help South Carolina residents following Hurricane Floyd and subsequent flooding. The following is a summary of ongoing response and recovery efforts since the presidential declaration of September 21. Please note also that the Disaster Field Of ice in Columbia is closing and all inquiries of FEMA should be directed to 919-431-8601.
November 12, 1999
Note to Editors: Federal and state agencies are working in partnership to help South Carolina residents following Hurricane Floyd and subsequent flooding. The following is a summary of ongoing response and recovery efforts since the presidential declaration of September 21.In excess of $18 million in disaster assistance grants and low-interest loans have already been approved for more than a third of the 14,500 plus South Carolina residents in the 11 declared counties who have applied for disaster assistance.
November 11, 1999
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Residents of South Carolina who have not yet applied for federal and state disaster assistance have one week remaining to apply. Friday, Nov. 19, is the last day to file applications for disaster assistance, according to federal and state recovery officials. The assistance process will continue beyond this deadline date, but to receive that assistance applicants must call the toll-free number by Nov. 19.
November 2, 1999
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Residents and business owners have just over two weeks left to apply for disaster assistance if they sustained storm or flood-related damage or loss in a declared county between September 14 and 30. The deadline to call and apply for disaster assistance is Friday, November 19. The application process begins with a single, toll-free call to 1 800-462-9029 or 1 800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired. Phone lines are available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week, until further notice.
October 30, 1999
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Governor Jim Hodges announced today that South Carolina will expand its partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in the effort to prevent damage and loss of life caused by natural disaster in Orangeburg County. Orangeburg County was nominated by Governor Hodges and today has been selected by FEMA Director James L. Witt to join nearly 200 communities to be part of FEMA's nationwide initiative, Project Impact: Building Disaster Resistant Communities.
October 29, 1999
» What is the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program - Backgrounder COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The public and local officials are invited to attend one of two meetings scheduled for next week to provide their personal input into the State's plan to reduce future disaster risks, federal and state disaster recovery officials announced today.
October 25, 1999
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be showing residents how to reduce future disaster risks at the Coastal Carolina Fair in Ladson, Oct. 27 through Nov. 6. Disaster recovery specialists will be available at the Project Impact booth to hand out free disaster-planning brochures, disaster-prevention construction plans and "Disaster Preparedness" coloring books for the children, as well as to answer fairgoers' disaster-prevention questions.
October 21, 1999
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- One month ago, at the request of South Carolina Gov. Jim Hodges, President Clinton first declared residents of Horry, Georgetown and Charleston counties eligible for disaster assistance for losses between Sept. 14 to 30, following Hurricane Floyd.
October 19, 1999
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- More than 6,500 South Carolina residents have already received crisis counseling, outreach services or referral services from the State Department of Mental Health (DMH) since FEMA awarded a grant to the State of almost $100,000 on Oct. 8. The funds provide crisis counseling services to residents of Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Georgetown, Horry, Marion and Williamsburg counties in response to the hardships created by Hurricane Floyd.
October 15, 1999
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Storms may cause conditions that affect your food and water safety, warn federal and state disaster recovery officials. "Keeping people out of harm's way is an essential component of FEMA's Project Impact commitment," Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Coordinator Larry Bailey said. "Advising residents about potential serious hazards, like tainted foods and water, is part of that initiative."