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October 22, 2004
News Release
Columbia, SC – Families and individuals who suffered damage from the multiple storms that began September 6 with Hurricane Frances and continued through October 11 have received assistance from state, federal, local and voluntary agencies within one week of the presidential disaster declaration. These agencies are working in partnership to speed help to South Carolina residents. Recovery services summary as of 4:00 p.m., Friday, October 22, 2004:
October 22, 2004
News Release
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Volunteer attorneys are providing free, disaster-related legal assistance to individuals affected by the tropical storms and tornadoes that began with Hurricane Frances September 6 and continued until October 11. The service is available by calling the Disaster Legal Services Hotline at 1-800-923-3100 at any time. Callers will hear a message about the disaster services, and will be instructed to leave their name and phone number. A lawyer from the South Carolina Bar will return their call within 24 hours.
October 21, 2004
News Release
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Working together, the South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) and
October 20, 2004
News Release
Columbia, SC -- State and federal officials announced today that the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the National Guard Armory in Darlington (Darlington County) will close at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 23. The Center is helping those individuals who suffered damages as a result of the multiple storms that began with Hurricane Frances on September 6 and continued through October 11.
October 18, 2004
News Release
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) are working together to open a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Kershaw County at the Cassatt Baptist Church. The center will enable citizens to talk face-to-face with recovery specialists from local, state and federal agencies. A presidential declaration October 7 authorized financial aid to residents who suffered damage from the multiple storms that began with Hurricane Frances on September 6 and continued through October 11.
October 14, 2004
News Release
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A major health concern after storms that cause flooding is the growth of molds and bacteria. Concerns relating to mold growth and exposure, which can occur inside your home following heavy rains or flooding, should be addressed quickly in order to prevent illness.
October 12, 2004
News Release
Columbia, S.C. -- State and federal officials announced today that two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will be closing at the end of this week. The DRC at the Florence Civic Center in Florence (Florence County) will close at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, October 15. The DRC next to the Old Clio Clerk's Office in Clio (Marlboro County) will close at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 16.
October 12, 2004
News Release
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) are opening Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Sumter and Chesterfield Counties. The centers provide a location where people are able to talk face-to-face with recovery specialists from local, state and federal agencies. Any individual who suffered damages from the multiple storms that began with Hurricane Frances on September 6, including all related damages sustained through October 11, may be eligible for assistance.
October 11, 2004
Disaster Federal Register Notice
October 8, 2004
News Release
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The State of South Carolina and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that residents who suffered damage due to multiple tropical storms beginning with Hurricane Frances on September 6 are now eligible to apply for state and federal disaster assistance.

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