FEMA Specialists Canvassing Charleston, Georgetown, Horry Counties

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December 1, 2022

COLUMBIA, S.C. – FEMA specialists are going door-to-door in communities hard hit by Hurricane Ian to help disaster survivors apply for assistance and to provide critical information about available federal and state resources.

Disaster survivor assistance specialists are visiting homes and businesses in Charleston, Georgetown and Horry counties. For those who may have already applied for FEMA disaster assistance, the specialists can also provide status updates and make minor changes to your FEMA applications.

The specialists wear FEMA attire and have federal photo identification badges. There is no charge to help you apply to FEMA or provide you referrals to federal, state and community assistance programs.

FEMA is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities or access and functional needs have equal access to the same programs and services as the general population. FEMA is also committed to ensuring anyone with a disability, limited English proficiency, or access or functional needs be treated fairly.

Disaster survivors don’t need to wait for a FEMA specialist to visit your home or business. There are several ways to apply:

  • Visit DisasterAssistance.gov;
  • Use the FEMA mobile app; or
  • Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362. If you use video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service or others, give FEMA the number for that service. Helpline operators are available from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Press 2 for Spanish. Press 3 for an interpreter who speaks your language.
  • For an accessible video on how to apply for FEMA assistance, go to youtube.com/watch?v=WZGpWI2RCNw.

For the latest information on South Carolina’s recovery from Hurricane Ian, visit FEMA.gov/disaster/4677. You may also follow FEMA Region 4; @FEMARegion4/Twitter and at Facebook.com/FEMA.


FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.

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