SC Disaster Recovery Centers to Close for Veterans Day Holiday

November 9, 2018

All State of South Carolina/Federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will be closed for the Veterans Day holiday on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. The centers will reopen at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13.

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FEMA Extends Registration Deadline Following Hurricane Florence

November 7, 2018

At the request of Governor Henry McMaster, FEMA has extended the deadline for South Carolina residents to apply for federal disaster assistance following Hurricane Florence. The deadline to register for aid through FEMA – for uninsured or underinsured damage or losses due to Hurricane Florence – has been extended to 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018.

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Announcement of Initial Public Notice

October 26, 2018

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is required by law to provide public notice of its intent to provide federal assistance and grant opportunities via the Public Assistance (PA), Individual Assistance (IA), or Hazard Mitigation Grant (HMGP) programs.

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Survivors Who Don’t Agree with FEMA Decision Have a Right to Appeal

October 24, 2018

All applicants for FEMA recovery assistance have the right to appeal if they disagree with FEMA’s determination.

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Disaster Recovery Center Opening in Darlington County

October 17, 2018

The State of South Carolina and FEMA are opening a Disaster Recovery Center in Darlington (Darlington County) Wednesday, Oct. 17. Eight additional centers are open in the areas affected by Hurricane Florence.

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Mobile Disaster Recovery Center Visits Horry County for Three Weeks

October 16, 2018

A Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (MDRC) will be visiting locations throughout Horry County over the next three weeks.

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Gov. Henry McMaster Creates Statewide Commission to Address Flooding

October 15, 2018

Governor Henry McMaster today issued Executive Order 2018-50, which creates the South Carolina Floodwater Commission. The governor has created the Commission due to a need for communication and coordination between local authorities, state officials, federal agencies, and the private sector. The group is tasked with identifying potential short-term and long-term mitigation solutions for low lying and coastal areas and areas along the state’s rivers.

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Team South Carolina Begins Transition to Normal Operations Following Tropical Storm Michael

October 11, 2018

As the need for immediate life-safety and disaster response resources begins to subside across the state, agencies are beginning the transition to normal, daily operations. Tropical Storm Michael is continuing to move rapidly out of South Carolina. Forecasters report the threat of tornadoes has ended and the threat of minor flooding is diminishing.

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Agencias de Carolina del Sur y los residentes se preparan para el huracán Michael

October 10, 2018

El gobernador Henry McMaster anunció hoy que el estado de Carolina del Sur sigue en estado de emergencia debido a las continuas inundaciones causadas por el huracán Florence y el posible impacto del huracán Michael. Los meteorólogos creen que el huracán Michael se debilitará ante una tormenta tropical y comenzará a afectar el estado a partir del jueves.

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S.C. Agencies, Residents Prepare for Hurricane Michael

October 10, 2018

Governor Henry McMaster today announced that the state of South Carolina remains in a state of emergency due to continued flooding from Hurricane Florence and potential impact from Hurricane Michael. Forecasters believe Hurricane Michael will weaken to a tropical storm and begin affecting the state beginning Thursday.

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State/FEMA Disaster Centers to Close Temporarily Due to Hurricane Michael

October 9, 2018

With Hurricane Michael threatening to produce dangerous conditions across South Carolina, State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) will close temporarily due to poor weather conditions.

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Disaster Recovery Center Opening in Florence County

October 8, 2018

The State of South Carolina and FEMA will open a Disaster Recovery Center in Florence County on Wednesday, Oct. 10.

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SCEMD monitors Hurricane Michael

October 8, 2018

South Carolina residents should monitor Hurricane Michael, which could affect many parts of the state after making landfall along the Gulf Coast.

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Gov. Henry McMaster Announces Marlboro Team South Carolina Day

October 5, 2018

State and Federal Officials, Non-Profits will Offer Residents Disaster Relief Assistance

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Gov. Henry McMaster to Host Chesterfield Team South Carolina Day

October 2, 2018

Governor Henry McMaster will visit Cheraw on Thursday, October 4, for Chesterfield Team South Carolina Day – a relief event that will serve as a one-stop for Chesterfield County residents who have been affected by Hurricane Florence.

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Florence and Darlington County Residents Eligible for FEMA Individual Assistance

October 2, 2018

At the request of Governor Henry McMaster, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has amended its disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence to make residents in Florence and Darlington counties eligible to apply for the Individual Assistance program. Residents in Chesterfield, Dillon, Georgetown, Horry, Marion, and Marlboro counties were previously made eligible to apply for aid through FEMA.

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South Carolina begins transition to recovery operations

October 1, 2018

As the need for immediate, life-safety and disaster response resources begins to subside in many areas, agencies are beginning the transition to recovery operations. The Forecasters expect flooding to remain in several Pee Dee areas such as Bucksport and Socastee. Residents in counties affected by Hurricane Florence and subsequent flooding should continue to avoid flooded areas.

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Disaster Recovery Centers Opening in Chesterfield, Dillon and Horry Counties

October 1, 2018

Disaster Recovery Centers are opening in in Cheraw, Dillon and Conway on Tuesday, October 2 to help residents with damages and losses from Hurricane Florence. Other centers will be opening soon in the areas affected by Hurricane Florence.

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Carolina del Sur comienza la transición de las operaciones de recuperación

October 1, 2018

A medida que la necesidad de recursos inmediatos de seguridad y respuesta a desastres comienza a disminuir en muchas áreas, las agencias están comenzando la transición de las operaciones de recuperación. Los pronosticadores esperan que las inundaciones permanezcan en varias áreas de Pee Dee, como Bucksport y Socastee. Los residentes en los condados afectados por el huracán Florence y las inundaciones posteriores deben continuar evitando las áreas inundadas.

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Managing Mold, Muck and Mosquitoes

September 27, 2018

Heavy rains and flooding following Hurricane Florence may create several issues for residents as they begin recovery efforts. The S.C. Emergency Management Division and the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control recommend following the guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and the Environmental Protection Agency when cleaning mold, mucking out previously flooded homes and preventing mosquito bites.

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