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.
FEMA obligated funding for these projects directly to the South Carolina Division of Emergency Management. Following the state’s review process and upon receipt of appropriate documents from the applicant, the state will distribute the funds on a reimbursable basis.
The President’s major disaster declaration included 19 counties due to the extent of damage caused by Hurricane Florence. To date, FEMA has approved more than $5.8 million for the state under the Public Assistance grant program.
Additional information about FEMA’s Public Assistance grant program can be found at https://www.fema.gov/public-assistance-local-state-tribal-and-non-profit
FEMA’s Mission: Helping people before, during, and after disasters.