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South Carolina: Hurricane Ian Weekly Fact Sheet – Feb. 3, 2023

Release Date:
2월 3, 2023

Recovery by the Numbers

Key Messages

Stay in Touch With FEMA to Help Speed Your Recovery

  • Homeowners and renters are encouraged to stay in contact with FEMA after applying for assistance following Hurricane Ian.
    • Survivors of the September storm can contact FEMA to update contact information, including any address changes. FEMA may need to contact you, but missing or wrong information could delay the delivery of your assistance.  You will need to notify FEMA when your insurance claim is settled.

Get Repair, Rebuilding Advice Jan. 16--21 at The Home Depot in North Myrtle Beach

  • Residents repairing and rebuilding following Hurricane Ian can visit The Home Depot in North Myrtle Beach to get tips and advice on making homes stronger and safer against storms and other hazards.
    • Jan. 30 – Feb 4, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; The Home Depot, 2008 Magwood Drive, Charleston, SC 29414
    • Feb 6 - 10, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; The Home Depot, 2213 North Highway 17, Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

Disaster Assistance

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 Appeal FEMA’s Decision

Q: My insurance settlement did not meet all my needs to help me recover from the disaster. Can I apply for additional assistance from FEMA?

A: Yes, you can apply to FEMA for additional assistance. If you received the maximum settlement from your insurance company and still have unmet disaster-related needs, write to FEMA and explain your needs. You will also need to include the settlement documents from your insurance company.