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Disaster Recovery Centers set up in Horry, Florence counties

Disaster Recovery Center in Florence. Source: Ken Baker Disaster Recovery Center in Florence. Source: Ken Baker

FLORENCE COUNTY AND MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – FEMA and the South Carolina Emergency Management Division have set up Disaster Recovery Centers in Myrtle Beach in Horry County and Lake City in Florence County.

Those affected by the flood can stop by the centers to apply in-person for disaster assistance.

“All the sheetrock and all of our furniture got messed up from the water. Everything started caving in,” Wes McFadden, who applied for assistance through FEMA said.

Wes McFadden and his family are just some of the hundreds of people trying to get help from FEMA after their home was nearly destroyed after flooding.

 People met with FEMA representatives at the Lake City Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Those who were without transportation in the Johnsonville area, picked up a free ride from the PDRTA.
Florence County Emergency Management said this disaster recovery center provides personal service and also creates a place where all the organizations helping flood victims can come help give those in need options.

“What’s cool about what we have here is that we are trying to make it a one-stop-shop for people to come sit down and talk to people from the American Red Cross and Southern Baptist Disaster Relief. We also have several other organizations here that can discuss with people about what kind of assistance they can get,” Andrew Golden, Spokesperson for Florence County Emergency Management said.

McFadden said the FEMA process was easy and he encourages everyone effected by the storms to apply for help to rebuild.

The Horry County center is a mobile center currently located at 9650 Scipio Lane in Myrtle Beach, and is accessible to citizens of Pawleys Island and Georgetown County.

The Florence County Center is located at the Holiness Conference Center (Evans Dining Hall) at 620 Ron McNair Boulevard in Lake City.

Georgetown County officials are working with FEMA to set up a separate center in Georgetown County.

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