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Mobile Disaster Recovery Center Scheduled to Visit Loris, Little River and Myrtle Beach

Release date: 
November 5, 2018
Release Number: 
NR 027

COLUMBIA, S.C. – A Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (MDRC) will be visiting communities throughout Horry County for eleven days beginning Nov. 7, 2018.

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 centers offer in-person support to homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage or losses from Hurricane Florence.

The MDRC will be available at the following locations and times:

James P. Stevens Building

3817 Walnut Street

Loris, SC 29569

 

Wed. through Sat., Nov. 7 ˗ 10

Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

North Strand Recreational Complex

120 State Highway 57-S

Little River, SC 29566

 

Mon. through Thurs., Nov 12 ˗ 15

Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

South Strand Recreational Complex

9650 Scipio Lane

Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

 

Fri. and Sat., Nov 16 ˗ 17

Mon. and Tues., Nov. 19 ˗ 20

Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Closed Sunday

 


Recovery specialists from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will be at the centers to talk about assistance and help survivors find recovery resources.

SBA disaster assistance employees are committed to helping businesses and residents rebuild as quickly as possible. They are available to answer questions about SBA’s low-interest disaster loan program and help business owners and residents apply to the SBA.

The centers are accessible to people with disabilities. Centers have assistive technology equipment allowing disaster survivors to use amplified telephones, phones that display text, amplified listening devices for people with hearing loss, and magnifiers for people with vision loss. Recovery information is also available in Braille. Video Remote Interpreting is available and in-person sign language is available by request. The centers also have accessible parking, ramps and restrooms.

Homeowners, renters and businesses can also check their eligibility for federal, state and voluntary agency disaster assistance available by:

  • Calling 800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585);
  • Visiting DisasterAssistance.gov; or
  • Using the FEMA app, available for Apple and Android mobile devices at fema.gov/mobile-app.

The following information is helpful when registering:

  • Pre-disaster address
  • Name and Social Security Number of the primary applicant
  • Name and Social Security Number of co-applicant (encouraged but not required)
  • Current mailing address
  • Current telephone number
  • Insurance information
  • Household pre-disaster annual gross income
  • Banking information: routing and account number for direct deposit, if requested
  • A description of disaster-caused damage and losses

Disaster survivors can visit any center for assistance. Visit www.fema.gov/DRC to view other locations.
South Carolina homeowners, renters and business owners in Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Marion and Marlboro counties may apply for disaster assistance for uninsured and underinsured damage and losses resulting from Hurricane Florence.

For more information on Hurricane Florence and South Carolina recovery, visit the S.C. Emergency Management Division website at scemd.org, on social media (@SCEMD on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram), or FEMA’s Hurricane Florence disaster webpage at www.fema.gov/disaster/4394, or Facebook at www.facebook.com/FEMA, and the FEMA Region 4 Twitter account at twitter.com/FEMARegion4.

Last Updated: 
November 5, 2018 - 10:19