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.
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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.