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Additional Disaster Recovery Centers in South Carolina Open in Florence and Kershaw Counties

on Thursday, 15 October 2015. Posted in News, Local News

COLUMBIA – Two disaster recovery centers are open in Florence and Kershaw counties to help South Carolina flood survivors. The centers are open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week. Representatives from the South Carolina Emergency Management Division, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Small Business Administration and other agencies will be at the centers to explain disaster assistance programs and help survivors apply for aid.

The disaster recovery centers are located at the following addresses: Florence County Holiness Conference Center (Evans Dining Hall) 620 Ron McNair Blvd. Lake City, SC 29560 Kershaw County Blaney Fire Department 2344 Highway 1 South Elgin, SC 29045 If possible, before going to a disaster recovery center, people with flooding losses should register with FEMA.

They can go online to DisasterAssistance.gov or call 800-621-3362. Help is available in most languages, and lines are open 7 AM to 10 PM, seven days a week until further notice. Disaster survivors who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY, call 800-462-7585. If survivors use 711 or VRS (Video Relay Service) or require accommodations while visiting a center, call 800-621-3362.

All disaster recovery centers are accessible and equipped with tools to accommodate disaster survivors who need disability related communication aids. Federal disaster assistance for individuals and families can include money for temporary rental assistance and essential home repairs for primary residences not covered by insurance. Low-interest disaster loans from the Small Business Administration are also available to help with business, homeowner and renter uninsured losses.

Survivors and businesses should first register with FEMA and may obtain information on SBA disaster loan applications by calling 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for people who are deaf or hard of hearing) or online at SBA.gov/disaster. They may also apply online at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. To find the nearest disaster recovery center go to http://asd.fema.gov/inter/locator/home.htm.

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