SC Flood Victims Have Additional Month to Apply for Federal Aid

Offers of help for flood victims begin to pour in to Red Cross

Following October’s heavy rains and historic flooding that affected many SouthCarolinians, Gov. Nikki Haley ensured that residents and business owners were able to apply for disaster assistance with FEMA and the Small Business Administration.

Gov. Haley announced today that the request for a 30-day extension for registering for FEMA Individual Assistance was granted.

Residents in the following counties have until January 4 to apply for federal assistance: Bamberg, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Clarendon, Colleton, Darlington, Dorchester, Fairfield, Florence, Georgetown, Greenville, Greenwood, Horry, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Marion, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Spartanburg, Sumter and Williamsburg counties.

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

Money for temporary rental assistance, home repairs and low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration are some of the assistance that is given to survivors of the disaster.


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