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2015-11-05 20:10 - 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.

2015-11-05 20:06 - 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 Florence and Horry 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.

2015-11-05 20:03 - 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 Lexington and Richland 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.

2015-11-04 22:37 - News Release

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina storm and flood survivors are reminded to complete loan applications from the U.S. Small Business Administration even if they do not plan to accept a loan.Survivors who receive notice to apply to the SBA are encouraged to complete the application as it may make them eligible for other assistance. Survivors should apply to SBA before insurance is settled.

2015-11-04 17:58 - News Release

COLUMBIA, S.C. – A disaster recovery center is open in Johns Island to help South Carolina flood survivors. This Charleston County center is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday until further notice.The disaster recovery center is located at:Berkeley Electric Cooperative3351 Maybank Highway, Johns Island

2015-11-03 22:59 - News Release

COLUMBIA, S.C. – A disaster recovery center is open in Newberry to help South Carolina flood survivors. This Newberry County center is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.The disaster recovery center is located at the following address:Newberry County Sheriff’s Emergency Services Building540 Wilson Road, Newberry.

2015-11-02 13:29 - News Release

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Two disaster recovery centers are open in Bamberg and Eutawville to help South Carolina flood survivors.The centers will be open seven days a week, Monday through Sunday, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., until further notice.Representatives from the South Carolina Emergency Management Division, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Small Business Administration and other agencies will be at the centers to explain disaster assistance programs and help survivors apply for aid.

2015-10-30 20:38 - News Release

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency is hiring South Carolinians for full-time, temporary jobs at offices in Blythewood, Florence and North Charleston.The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce and FEMA are working together to advertise job opportunities. To apply for open positions, create an account on the jobs.scworks.org website.The following positions are needed:

2015-10-29 21:16 - News Release

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Survivors of South Carolina’s recent floods who registered for disaster assistance are urged to keep their personal information updated with the Federal Emergency Management Agency throughout the recovery process.Applicants should share any change of address, telephone and bank account numbers and insurance information with FEMA to avoid disaster assistance processing delays.