South Carolina Tropical Storm Frances (DR-1566)

Incident period: September 6, 2004 to October 11, 2004
Major Disaster Declaration declared on October 7, 2004

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

October 26, 2004
News Release
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Three additional counties have now been added to the President's original federal disaster declaration of October 7, 2004. There are now a total of 28 counties designated for individual assistance.
October 25, 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 Greenville County at the Greer Fire Department. DRCs are set up to support the October 7 Presidential disaster declaration authorizing 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 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

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