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 4, 1999
News Release
Federal Assistance Dollars Now Over $650,000In the 10 days that the FEMA toll-free application line has been in operation, 5,293 disaster victims from declared counties have applied for disaster assistance. To date, a total of $652,985 has been approved for disaster housing assistance grants and low-interest loans.
October 1, 1999
News Release
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Maintaining a flood insurance policy is one of the most effective ways to protect yourself against the cost of flood damage. As many residents found out in the aftermath of Hurricane Floyd, homeowner policies do not cover damage from rising waters. But those who do not have flood insurance can take steps now to protect themselves against future flood losses.
September 30, 1999
News Release
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Officials of the South Carolina Emergency Preparedness Division (SCEPD) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have scheduled a meeting for Horry County government officials and representatives of qualified private non-profit agencies regarding application for disaster assistance made available under President Clinton's disaster declarations. The Horry County applicant briefing for local officials will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, October 1 in Horry County Council Chambers at 103 Elm Street in Conway.
September 29, 1999
News Release
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Federal, state, local and voluntary agencies are working in partnership to help South Carolina residents following Hurricane Floyd and subsequent flooding. The following is an update of their activities to date:
September 28, 1999
News Release
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the South Carolina Emergency Preparedness Division (SCEPD) announced today that President Clinton's September 21 disaster declaration has been amended to provide additional assistance to four South Carolina counties.
September 28, 1999
News Release
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Flood victims in disaster-declared South Carolina counties who are returning to their homes are strongly urged by FEMA and SCEPD officials to clean up their residences as soon as they can. All flood-damaged items should be immediately removed for health and sanitation reasons regardless of whether or not a FEMA inspector has visited.

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