Less Than Two Weeks Remain to Apply for Disaster Assistance

June 17, 2020

South Carolina homeowners, renters and businesses who had property damage or loss caused related to the April 13 storms have less than two weeks left to register and apply for federal disaster assistance.

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Governor Henry McMaster Declares New State of Emergency, Lifts Restrictions on Bowling Alleys, Retail Capacity Restraints

June 12, 2020

Governor Henry McMaster has issued Executive Order 2020-40, which declares a new state of emergency, allows bowling alleys to open immediately, and lifts restrictions on the occupancy of retail establishments.

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Nearly $6 Million Approved for South Carolina April 13 Storm Survivors

June 8, 2020

About a month after the federal disaster declaration for South Carolina’s April 13 storms, nearly $6 million in federal disaster assistance has been approved for survivors.

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Temporada de huracanes 2020: Tiempo, Espacio, Personas, Lugar

May 28, 2020

El gobernador Henry McMaster ha proclamado el 31 de mayo al 6 de junio como la Semana de Preparación para Huracanes de Carolina del Sur. Los residentes, las empresas y las comunidades en Carolina del Sur deben comenzar los preparativos para la temporada de huracanes del Atlántico 2020. La preparación y planificación avanzadas protegen vidas, protegen propiedades y disminuyen los efectos devastadores de tormentas tropicales y huracanes.

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2020 Hurricane Season: Time, Space, People, Place

May 28, 2020

Governor Henry McMaster has proclaimed May 31 through June 6 to be South Carolina Hurricane Preparedness Week. Residents, businesses and communities in South Carolina should begin preparations for the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Advanced preparation and planning safeguards lives, protects property and lessens the devastating impacts of tropical storms and hurricanes.

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Free Legal Help Available for South Carolina Storm Survivors

May 22, 2020

Free legal aid is available for survivors of South Carolina’s April 13 storms.

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Governor Henry McMaster Lifts Restrictions on Attractions Effective Friday, May 22

May 20, 2020

Governor Henry McMaster today announced that attraction facilities will be permitted to open throughout South Carolina beginning Friday, May 22nd. The governor’s announcement comes after AccelerateSC has been meeting for nearly a month to determine the safest ways to reinvigorate the state’s economy.

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FEMA Reaches Out to South Carolina Survivors with Access and Functional Needs

May 20, 2020

The State of South Carolina and FEMA are committed to ensuring that services and assistance are available for survivors of the April 13 storms who have access and functional needs.

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Barnwell, Berkeley counties now eligible to apply for FEMA aid

May 12, 2020

At the request of Governor Henry McMaster, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has amended its disaster declaration for the April 12-13 tornadoes to make residents in Barnwell and Berkeleycounties eligible to apply for the Individual Assistance program.

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Governor Henry McMaster Announces that Additional Businesses, Gyms, Pools are Able to Open Monday, May 18

May 11, 2020

Governor Henry McMaster today announced that close contact service providers, fitness and exercise centers, commercial gyms, and public or commercial pools will beable to open in a limited capacity on Monday, May 18.

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Governor Henry McMaster: Restaurants Are Able to Open for Limited Dine-in Services Monday, May 11

May 8, 2020

Governor Henry McMaster today announced that restaurants throughout South Carolina will be allowed to reopen for limited dine-in services beginning on Monday, May 11.

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What to Expect After You Register For Disaster Assistance

May 6, 2020

If you were affected by the April 12-13 severe storms, tornadoes and straight-line winds inAiken, Colleton, Hampton, Marlboro, Oconee, Orangeburg and Pickens counties, you may be eligible for FEMA help.

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FEMA Awards Federal Funding for Mental Health Services to South Carolina during Coronavirus Pandemic

May 4, 2020

Federal fundingis now available for the state of South Carolina to provide crisis counseling services to its residents coping with stress and anxiety as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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President Declares Disaster for April Storm

May 2, 2020

At the request of Governor Henry McMaster, President Donald Trump has declared a disaster exists in South Carolina as a result of severe storms and tornadoes on April 12-13, 2020. Residents who suffered storm damage in the following seven counties may now register for disaster assistance through FEMA: Aiken, Colleton, Hampton, Marlboro, Oconee, Orangeburg and Pickens counties.

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Governor Henry McMaster to Lift “Work-or-Home” Order May 4th

May 1, 2020

Governor Henry McMaster today announced that the statewide “Work-or-Home” order will be lifted and returned to voluntary status on Monday, May 4th. The governor also announced that beginning on May 4th, restaurants throughout South Carolina may provide outdoor customer dining service in addition to existing take out, curbside, and delivery services.

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Governor Henry McMaster Declares New State of Emergency to Continue State’s Response to COVID-19

April 27, 2020

Governor Henry McMaster today issued Executive Order 2020-29, which declares a state of emergency throughout the state and allows for the state’s response to COVID-19 - and the ever-evolving challenges the pandemic presents - to continue.

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Gov. Henry McMaster Creates accelerateSC, a Coordinated Economic Revitalization Plan

April 20, 2020

Recognizing the impact of COVID-19’s impact to South Carolina’s economy, Governor Henry McMaster today announced the creation of accelerateSC, a coordinated economicrevitalization plan involving small and large business leaders, healthcare professionals, local government officials, and education professionals.

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Storm cleanup during COVID-19

April 17, 2020

As cleanup efforts continue after Monday’s severe storm, it’s important to keep yourself safe from COVID-19.

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SCEMD continues to assess damage from severe weather

April 15, 2020

Residents in areas affected by Monday’s storms should continue to use caution when traveling while crews continue cleaning up debris. Some roads remain impassable.

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Community help for COVID-19

April 14, 2020

The South Carolina Emergency Response Team requests donations of greatly needed supplies to help emergency personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic. Specific needs include personal protective equipment such as double gloves, medical gowns, face shields, and N95 respirator masks. Pre-sorted, palletized items are preferred.

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