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Marion Co. added to list of counties eligible for FEMA aid after flooding

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MARION COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency amended its disaster declaration to make flood survivors in Marion County and Fairfield Counties eligible for aid, according to a release from the agency.

Flood survivors in FEMA's designated counties can apply for assistance by registering online at or by calling 800-621-3362. Disaster assistance applicants who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability may call 800-462-7585. Those who use 711 or Video Relay Service may call 800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.

Assistance can include money for temporary rental assistance and essential home repairs for primary homes, low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help survivors recover from the effects of the disaster.

As of Wednesday, October 21, residents in 22 counties were eligible for FEMA assistance: Bamberg, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Clarendon, Colleton, Darlington, Dorchester, Fairfield, Florence, Georgetown, Greenwood, Horry, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Marion, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Sumter  and Williamsburg counties.

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