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South Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation (EM-3233)

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Incident period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 10, 2005


September 30, 2005 - News Release

ATLANTA , Ga. --Evacuees of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita who are sheltered in South Carolina have received more than $8.3 million in Individual Assistance benefits from the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Individual Assistance is a program administered by FEMA directly to individual households from federally declared disaster areas.

September 10, 2005 - News Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - President George W. Bush has declared a state of emergency exists in the State of South Carolina and ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local response efforts to help people evacuated from their homes due to Hurricane Katrina. Assistance is available to state and eligible local governments for emergency protective measures that are undertaken to save lives and protect public health and safety. Emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance, will be provided at 100 percent federal funding.

Financial Assistance

If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $5,307,714.12 $5,339,636.18 n/a
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 06:32 (Updated daily)

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