COLUMBIA, S.C. -- State and federal disaster officials will begin to work with local governments this week to ensure an efficient reimbursement of federal funds as a result of President Clinton's January 31 disaster declaration to provide financial aid to communities in 38 counties following last month's severe winter storms.
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COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Eleven more counties and assistance for public utilities have been added to the disaster declaration issued by President Clinton January 31, which brings the total to 38 South Carolina counties now eligible for state and federal disaster assistance for local governments following last month's severe winter storms, disaster recovery officials announced today.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster funds have been made available for South Carolina to supplement state and local response efforts to a series of severe winter storms that began hitting the state on January 22. FEMA Director James Lee Witt said President Clinton authorized the assistance under a major disaster declaration issued this afternoon following a review of the agency's analysis of the state's request for federal aid.