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 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 8, 2004
News Release
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- To assist those in South Carolina who suffered damage from the multiple storms that began with Hurricane Frances on September 6, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) are opening Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Darlington, Florence and Marlboro Counties. The centers provide a location where people are able to talk face-to-face with recovery specialists from local, state and federal agencies.

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