South Carolina: Hurricane Ian Weekly Fact Sheet – Jan. 13, 2023

Release Date:
January 6, 2023

Recovery by the Numbers 

  • $1,685,155 approved for housing assistance
  • $315,550 approved for other disaster-related needs
    • $1,566,600 in SBA disaster loans was approved for homeowners, renters and businesses
  • The deadline to apply for FEMA assistance is Monday, Jan. 23, 2023.

Key Messages

Registration for FEMA Federal Assistance Closes in One Week

  • Homeowners and renters in Charleston, Georgetown and Horry counties who had damage to their property following Hurricane Ian have until Monday, Jan. 23, to apply for federal disaster assistance.
    • To apply for FEMA assistance, visit, use the FEMA mobile app or call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362. Helpline operators speak many languages and lines are open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.

Get Repair, Rebuilding Advice Jan. 10--14 at The Home Depot in Myrtle Beach

  • Residents repairing and rebuilding following Hurricane Ian can visit The Home Depot in Myrtle Beach to get tips and advice on making homes stronger and safer against storms and other hazards.
    • Jan. 10-14, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; The Home Depot, 951 Oak Forest Lane, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
    • Jan. 16-21, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; The Home Depot, 620 Hwy. 17 N, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

SBA Disaster Loans Help South Carolina Residents Build Back Stronger

  • South Carolina residents and business owners whose property suffered damage due to Hurricane Ian from Sept. 25 to Oct. 4 can rebuild stronger by applying for a disaster loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The disaster loan program includes funding for mitigation to reduce future property damage in a similar disaster.
    • Most applicants may be eligible for a loan increase of up to 20 percent of their physical damages, as verified by the SBA, to cover the cost of improvements. Mitigation loan funding is in addition to the amount of the approved disaster loan. Even if residents had most of their damages covered by insurance, they can apply for a minimal SBA disaster loan and then apply for low-interest mitigation funding to make improvements to protect their home or business.

How to Document Home Ownership and Occupancy for FEMA

  • As part of the disaster assistance process, FEMA must determine ownership and occupancy of damaged primary residences. FEMA has made it easier for disaster survivors in Charleston, Georgetown and Horry counties who experienced loss from Hurricane Ian to verify ownership and occupancy.

Disaster Assistance

How to Appeal FEMA’s Decision

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