South Carolina Hurricane Floyd (DR-1299)
Incident period: September 14, 1999 to September 30, 1999
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 21, 1999
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
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."
October 15, 1999
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Since the Presidential disaster declaration 9,576 disaster survivors in 11 declared counties have applied for assistance, and a total of $ 5,936,325 has been approved for disaster grants and low-interest loans.
October 12, 1999
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Since the Presidential disaster declaration 8,635 disaster survivors in eleven declared counties have applied for assistance, and a total of $ 4,575,606 has been approved for disaster housing assistance and low-interest loans. Disaster housing assistance includes temporary housing costs or emergency home repairs that make the dwelling safe and habitable.