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2015-11-18 19:02 - News Release

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Two weeks remain for survivors of the Oct. 1-23 storms and flooding in South Carolina to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and submit loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration.The registration deadline is Friday, Dec. 4. Once registered, you’re in the system. There is no need to register again.

2015-11-12 14:24 - News Release

COLUMBIA, S.C. –All but two disaster recovery centers will be closed on Sundays beginning Nov. 15. The center at the Sheriff’s Office in Newberry will be closed Sundays beginning Nov. 22. The center located at the Beck Recreation Center in Georgetown remains open on Sunday until further notice.All centers will be closed Nov. 26 for Thanksgiving.Survivors can locate their closest center by visiting asd.fema.gov/inter/locator/home.htm.

2015-11-11 22:54 - News Release

COLUMBIA, S.C. – As South Carolinians rebuild and repair after the recent historic floods, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and local home improvement stores have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.FEMA mitigation specialists will be on hand in Horry and Florence counties to answer questions and offer home improvement tips to prevent and lessen damage from future disasters. Most of the information is geared towards do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

2015-11-11 22:49 - News Release

COLUMBIA, S.C. – As South Carolinians rebuild and repair after the recent historic floods, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and local home improvement stores have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.FEMA mitigation specialists will be on hand in Charleston County to answer questions and offer home improvement tips to prevent and lessen damage from future disasters. Most of the information is geared towards do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

2015-11-11 22:42 - News Release

COLUMBIA, S.C. – As South Carolinians rebuild and repair after the recent historic floods, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and local home improvement stores have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.FEMA mitigation specialists will be on hand in Richland County to answer questions and offer home improvement tips to prevent and lessen damage from future disasters. Most of the information is geared towards do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

2015-11-10 19:43 - Updates

South Carolina flooding was so severe that some coffins were forced from graves. Loved ones have faced the trauma and expense of reinternment.Assistance may be available for reinternment expenses as a result of the flooding from Oct. 01, 2015 to Oct. 23, 2015.FEMA can provide assistance for reburial expenses if the grave was in a privately owned cemetery or a family burial plot. A private cemetery is defined as one that has no religious or military affiliation and is not owned and operated by a city, state or county.

2015-11-09 20:46 - News Release

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The following three disaster recovery centers will close Thursday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. because of a lack of visitors:

2015-11-09 18:11 - Updates

This page answers common questions about rebuilding after a flood and links to detailed resources on how to rebuild to prevent future flood damage.

2015-11-06 16:26 - Updates

This page answers common questions about low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).To apply for a SBA disaster loan, you can:

2015-11-06 13:46 - News Release

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Most South Carolina disaster recovery centers will close on Sundays beginning this weekend with a few exceptions.Only centers located in the following counties will remain open on Sundays until further notice: