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Grand Strand, Pee Dee counties eligible for individual FEMA assistance

Homes are submerged in Knife Island in Marion County. (Source: Linda Sutton) Homes are submerged in Knife Island in Marion County. (Source: Linda Sutton)

COLUMBIA, SC (WMBF) – South Carolina homeowners and renters in 15 additional counties are now eligible to apply for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for damage and losses sustained as a result of Hurricane Matthew and the subsequent flooding.

According to a FEMA press release, President Barack Obama signed an amendment on Monday adding the following counties to his previous major disaster declaration for Hurricane Matthew, making federal funding available to individuals and households:

  • Allendale
  • Bamberg
  • Barnwell
  • Beaufort
  • Colleton
  • Darlington
  • Dillon
  • Dorchester
  • Florence
  • Georgetown
  • Hampton
  • Jasper
  • Lee
  • Sumter
  • Williamsburg

They join Marion and Orangeburg counties as those eligible for individual assistance.

South Carolina homeowners and renters in designated counties who had damage to their homes, vehicles or personal property as a result of the storms are eligible to apply for FEMA assistance, the release stated. 

Disaster assistance may include grants to help pay for rent, home repairs to primary residences, uninsured and underinsured personal property losses, and medical, dental, childcare and funeral expenses caused by the disaster.

For more information, click here or call (800) 621-3362.

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