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2018-10-10 13:54 - News Release

COLUMBIA, S.C. – With Hurricane Michael threatening to produce dangerous conditions across South Carolina, State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) will close temporarily due to poor weather conditions.DRCs located in Chesterfield, Dillon, Georgetown, Horry, Marion and Marlboro Counties will close at 7 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 10 and will re-open Friday with new hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday; closed Sunday.

2018-10-09 18:43 - News Release

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The State of South Carolina and FEMA will open a Disaster Recovery Center in Florence County on Wednesday, Oct. 10.Disaster Recovery Centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in the counties included in the South Carolina major disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence and the subsequent floods.

2018-10-08 18:19 - News Release

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Survivors who apply for assistance from FEMA as a result of damage from Hurricane Florence will receive a letter from FEMA in the mail or via email. The letter will explain the status of their application and how to respond. It is important to read the letter carefully.The letter will include the amount of any assistance FEMA may provide to the survivor and information on the appropriate use of disaster assistance funds.

2018-10-08 12:15 - Updates

If your home was flooded due to Hurricane Florence, you should clean up as soon as it is safe to re-enter your home.Do not wait for a flood insurance adjuster or FEMA home inspector to come to your home.

2018-10-03 20:20 - News Release

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The State of South Carolina and FEMA will open Disaster Recovery Centers in Marion County Thursday, Oct. 4; Marlboro County Friday, Oct. 5, and Georgetown County Sunday, Oct. 7.The centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in the counties included in the South Carolina major disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence and the subsequent floods.

2018-10-02 20:34 - News Release

COLUMBIA, S.C. – FEMA mitigation specialists will visit home improvement stores in Myrtle Beach and Murrells Inlet to offer advice on how to repair and rebuild structures to be safer and stronger.The mitigation specialists will be on hand beginning Thursday, Oct. 4, to answer questions and provide home improvement tips and information on building structures that are more hazard-resistant, with proven methods that can prevent or reduce damage from future disasters.

2018-10-01 19:57 - News Release

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The State of South Carolina and FEMA are opening three Disaster Recovery Centers in the cities of Cheraw (Chesterfield County) Dillon (Dillon County) and Conway (Horry County) Tuesday, Oct. 2. Other centers will be opening soon in the areas affected by Hurricane Florence.The centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in the counties included in the South Carolina major disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence and the subsequent floods.

2018-09-28 20:24 - News Release

Applicants for federal disaster assistance with FEMA may be contacted by a FEMA-contracted housing inspector to schedule an inspection to verify disaster-related damage.Inspectors may contact survivors by phone, text or email depending upon the contact information provided by the applicant at registration.The inspection generally takes about 20-40 minutes. The inspector will want to see the damaged areas of the home and any damaged furniture and personal property. There is no fee for the inspection.

2018-09-28 19:59 - News Release

Applicants for federal disaster assistance with FEMA may be contacted by a FEMA-contracted housing inspector to schedule an inspection to verify disaster-related damage.Before the inspection:

2018-09-26 19:45 - News Release

COLUMBIA, S.C. – FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance teams are working in South Carolina areas affected by Hurricane Florence, but survivors with uninsured or underinsured losses should not wait for one of these teams to arrive before they register with FEMA.DSA teams are equipped with latest mobile technology allowing them to register survivors for disaster assistance, update their records and make referrals to community partners. Team members tailor the information and services they provide to the individual survivor’s needs.