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Federal Aid Programs For The State Of South Carolina

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Donald J. Trump’s emergency disaster declaration issued for the state of South Carolina.

Assistance for the State, Tribal and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

Programas De Asistencia Federal Para Carolina Del Sur

A continuación, un resumen de los programas federales claves de asistencia por desastre que podrían estar disponibles según la necesidad y autorización bajo la declaración de emergencia por desastre del presidente Donald J. Trump para Carolina del Sur.

Asistencia a los gobiernos estatales, tribales y locales afectados pueden incluir según se requiera:

Presidente Donald J. Trump aprueba declaración de emergencia para Carolina del Sur

WASHINGTON – La Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés) anunció que hay asistencia federal por desastre disponible para el estado de Carolina del Sur para complementar esfuerzos de respuesta estatales, tribales y locales en las áreas afectadas por las condiciones de emergencia por el huracán Dorian del 31 de agosto y continua.

President Donald J. Trump Signs Emergency Declaration for South Carolina

WASHINGTON -- FEMA announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the state of South Carolina to supplement state, tribal and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions in the area affected by Hurricane Dorian beginning on August 31 and continuing.

FEMA Awards $1.7 Million to Reimburse Horry Electric Co-Op for Hurricane Florence

ATLANTA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency continues to support communities in South Carolina recovering from Hurricane Florence.  Horry Electric Co-Op, Inc. will receive more than $1.7 million to offset costs for permanent repair and restoration of the power distribution system.

The grant is provided through FEMA’s Public Assistance program which reimburses eligible applicants on a cost sharing basis up to 75 percent for actions taken in response to and recovery from a disaster. The remaining project costs are covered by non-federal sources.

National Youth Preparedness Council Seeks Nominations

ATLANTA – Youth from communities across the Southeast have just one more week to apply for FEMA’s national Youth Preparedness Council.

Youth who are interested in applying to the council must submit a completed application form, provide two letters of recommendation, and academic records. Students in 8th through 11th grade are eligible to apply. All applications and supporting materials must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. PDT, March 31. New council members will be announced in May.

Mobile Disaster Recovery Center Visiting Bucksport Starting Nov. 2

COLUMBIA, S.C. – A Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (MDRC) will be visiting the community of Bucksport in Horry County for four days, beginning Nov. 2.

MDRCs are mobile disaster resources that allow state and local officials to maximize their reach to as many affected areas and survivors as possible. The center will offer in-person support to homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage or losses from Hurricane Florence.

The DRC’s location and hours:

Los sobrevivientes del huracán Florence pueden recibir textos de FEMA sobre el estado de sus solicitudes

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Los sobrevivientes del huracán Florence de Carolina del Sur que solicitan ayuda federal pueden optar por recibir actualizaciones a través de mensajes de texto en sus teléfonos móviles. Las notificaciones de FEMA seguirán llegando por correo electrónico o por teléfono, o por el Servicio de Correos de los EE. UU. a las personas que hayan elegido una de estas opciones como el método de comunicación preferido cuando presentaron sus solicitudes.

Hurricane Florence Survivors May Receive Texts from FEMA on Application Status

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina survivors of Hurricane Florence who apply for federal help can choose to receive updates via text on mobile phones. Notifications from FEMA will still arrive by email or telephone or U.S. Postal Service to individuals who chose one of these as the preferred communication method when they applied.

Survivors Who Don’t Agree with FEMA Decision Have a Right to Appeal

All applicants for FEMA recovery assistance have the right to appeal if they disagree with FEMA’s determination.