News, Media & Events: South Carolina


FEMA manages the National Flood Insurance Program which includes more than 22,600 Participating Communities. This year, FEMA’s Floodplain Management Division is conducting a survey of the nation’s Floodplain Administrators who manage local floodplains for these jurisdictions. Survey findings will inform a five-year National Floodplain Administrators Training Strategy that will be coordinated by the Floodplain Management Division.

Preparedness Tips

A few inches of water in a 1,000-square foot home could cost more than $10,000 in repairs and replacement of personal possessions. Homeowner’s insurance doesn’t cover most floods. Learn more about flood insurance.

Press Releases and Fact Sheets

FEMA announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of South Carolina to supplement state, tribal and local response efforts due to emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Idalia beginning Aug. 29, 2023, and continuing.
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At the direction of the Biden-Harris Administration, FEMA mobilized federal personnel and pre-positioned assets ahead of Hurricane Idalia. The Region 4 Regional Response Coordination Center in Atlanta activated to coordinate the federal government’s support to Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.
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FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration have approved $4.9 million in federal assistance for survivors of Hurricane Ian, which hit South Carolina in Sept. 2022.
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