Winter Weather Expected in South Carolina
December 7, 2018
Residents in the Upstate should monitor local weather conditions and continue winter safety preparations. Forecasters with the National Weather Service predict the possibility of a wintry mix of rain, sleet and snow for portions of the state.
South Carolina Winter Weather Preparedness Week
December 3, 2018
Governor Henry McMaster has proclaimed the week of December 2 through December 8, 2018, as South Carolina Winter Weather Preparedness Week.
Semana de preparación para el clima invernal de Carolina del Sur
December 3, 2018
El gobernador de Columbia, Henry McMaster, ha proclamado la semana del 2 al 8 de diciembre de 2018 como la Semana de Preparación para el Clima Invernal de Carolina del Sur.
S.C. Survivors Have One Week Left to Register for Disaster Assistance and Low-Interest Loans with more than $62 Million in Assistance Already Approved
November 27, 2018
Hurricane Florence survivors in South Carolina have one more week to register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and to apply for a low-interest disaster loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for losses caused by Hurricane Florence.
Help is Still Available after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Marion County
November 26, 2018
The State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in the City of Marion in Marion County will close permanently at noon, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018.
Help is Still Available after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Horry County
November 21, 2018
The State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in the City of Conway in Horry County will close permanently at 2 p.m., Saturday Nov. 24, 2018.
Gov. Henry McMaster Pens Letter to S.C. Congressional Delegation with Revised Estimates for Requests Federal Support for Hurricane Florence Recovery
November 16, 2018
Governor Henry McMaster today sent a letter to South Carolina’s congressional delegation with revised estimates for federal funding requests for Hurricane Florence recovery efforts.
S.C. Survivors Can Get Aid from State, Federal and Voluntary Agencies
November 16, 2018
Hurricane Florence survivors in South Carolina still have time to apply for federal disaster assistance. But you may need help beyond what FEMA can offer. Assistance may be available from other federal, state and volunteer organizations.
Help is Still Available after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Marlboro County
November 14, 2018
The State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in the City of Bennettsville in Marlboro County will close permanently at 6 p.m., Friday Nov. 16, 2018.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.