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 11, 1999
News Release
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- According to The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) mold growth in water-damaged homes is a potential hazard from flooding. Many South Carolina residents who suffered flooding during Hurricane Floyd are returning to homes and businesses that are polluted by stagnant water. Besides the foul stench, these damage conditions present serious risks to the inhabitants' well-being. Mold is one of those health hazards.
October 11, 1999
News Release
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- While the most immediate concern of federal and state assistance officials is the well-being of individuals affected by disasters, a key part of the recovery process is helping communities repair and restore their damaged public facilities.
October 8, 1999
News Release
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Since the Presidential disaster declaration 7,733 disaster survivors in eleven declared counties have applied for assistance, and a total of $ 2,733,130 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.The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved $ 840,100 in low-interest disaster loans for 36 homeowners, who received $ 812,000, and five businesses that received $ 28,100.
October 8, 1999
News Release
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- In response to a request made by Governor Hodges, crisis counseling services are now available for those affected by Hurricane Floyd and subsequent flooding, federal officials announced today. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded the State of South Carolina $ 95,903 to provide crisis counseling for residents of seven counties declared eligible for federal assistance by the Presidential disaster declaration of September 21. The counties are: Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Georgetown, Horry, Marion and Williamsburg.
October 6, 1999
News Release
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Federal and state disaster officials have announced the closing of Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Moncks Corner, Georgetown and Charleston at 6 p.m. this Saturday, October 9. These temporary centers, designed for individuals who have already applied for disaster assistance, offered residents a chance to talk face-to-face with recovery specialists about updating their application, assistance programs and their application status.
October 5, 1999
News Release
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Since the Presidential disaster declaration, 6,407 disaster survivors in seven declared counties have applied for assistance, and a total of $ 1,199,379 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

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