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Florence County disaster recovery centers assist flood victims

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FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - People from and around Florence County are recovering from flood damage and are in need of assistance. Now the Disaster Recovery Center is open at Lake City Pentecostal Holiness Church and folks can visit the one-stop shop for everything they need to get back on their feet.

Janie Chavez lives in Williamsburg County and showed WMBF News the damage left behind in her home.  The entire side paneling of the house came off and even parts of her roof collapsed. She says recovery centers mean a lot to her and her family.

Chavez has been out of her home for over a week and the floors are still wet from underneath the house. Her home backs to a creek that runs to Black River, which is what caused all the water to come through her property. She says, “It was so forceful the water came rushing down this way, this creek was overflowing here into the yard.”

Chavez visited the Disaster Recovery Center in Lake City today and took full advantage of the help provided. FEMA and other state agencies were there to help sign people up for any assistance they need.

She says, “I encourage anyone who had damage in their area to come and get some assistance. The people here are really leaning and they will help you with anything that you really need. I feel very good because if it wasn’t for FEMA I couldn’t put my life back together for everything had damage to me,” said Chavez.”

The State of Emergency Response team says all the agencies at this Recovery Center will be there until the need is no longer there. The hours are Sunday through Monday from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Lake City Pentecostal Holiness Church is located at 608 S. Ron McNair Blvd. Lake City, SC 29560.

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