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16 counties in South Carolina affected by flooding now eligible for federal disaster aid

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FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Disaster aid may be available to individuals who have sustained losses or damages from the recent flooding, according to SCEMD and FEMA.

Florence County was added to the presidential disaster declaration for individual assistance on Wednesday following damage assessment by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Homeowners, renters and business owners who have been affected by recent flooding are now able to register with the FEMA for disaster assistance, according to a news release from the Florence County Emergency Management Division.

Florence County residents can register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or call 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585. If you use Video Relay Services, call 800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 24 hours a day until further notice. Multilingual operators are available. 

According to a news release from U.S. Senator Tim Scott, the following counties can apply for assistance as of 5 p.m. Wednesday:

  • Berkeley
  • Calhoun
  • Charleston
  • Clarendon
  • Dorchester
  • Darlington
  • Florence
  • Georgetown
  • Horry
  • Lee
  • Lexington
  • Kershaw
  • Orangeburg
  • Richland
  • Sumter
  • Williamsburg

Click on the following links for information on how to apply for disaster assistance:

Disaster Assistance flyer from the South Carolina Emergency Management Division in English in PDF format 410 KB

http://ftpcontent4.worldnow.com/wmbf/SCEMD%20FEMA%20Disaster%20-%20English.pdf

Disaster Assistance flyer from the South Carolina Emergency Management Division in Spanish in PDF format 426 KB

http://ftpcontent4.worldnow.com/wmbf/SCEMD%20FEMA%20Disaster%20-%20Spanish.pdf

For more information, or to apply, go to www.disasterassistance.gov.

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