WASHINGTON – FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of South Carolina to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Dorian beginning on August 31 to September 6, 2019.
Federal funding is available to the state, eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by these severe storms and flooding in Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dillon, Dorchester, Georgetown, Horry, Jasper, Marion, and Williamsburg counties.
Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.
Allan Jarvis has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area. Jarvis said additional designations may be made at a later date if warranted by the results of further damage assessments.
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