South Carolina Hurricane Floyd (DR-1299)
Incident period: September 14, 1999 to September 30, 1999
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 21, 1999
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September 21, 1999
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Federal disaster aid for South Carolina was authorized today to help families and businesses recover from the effects of Hurricane Floyd, according to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA Director James Lee Witt said President Clinton authorized the assistance under a major disaster declaration issued for the state this afternoon. The declaration covers damage to private and public property from Floyd, which began buffeting the state's coastline on September 14.