The deadline for flood assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be at the end of the day Monday.
FEMA spokesman Carl Henderson said victims who lost property in October’s unprecedented floods can call 1-800-621-FEMA (3392) or go to disasterassistance.gov to apply for assistance. He told South Carolina Radio Network that flood victims can also go to one of the 24 disaster recovery centers across South Carolina and apply in person.
If you do plan on doing it person you will need to take some things with you. “We are going to need some documentation as to the ownership of the home, the insurance that’s on the home. Those types of documentation,” Henderson said.
He said the key is to register now, and get your disaster assistance number to start the process.
Only residents in those 24 counties declared disaster areas by FEMA are eligible to apply for individual assistance: Bamberg County, Berkeley County, Calhoun County, Charleston County, Clarendon County, Colleton County, Darlington County, Dorchester County, Fairfield County, Florence County, Georgetown County, Greenville County, Greenwood County, Horry County, Kershaw County, Lee County, Lexington County, Marion County, Newberry County, Orangeburg County, Richland County, Spartanburg County, Sumter County and Williamsburg County.
FEMA officials said more than $78.7 million in aid had been disbursed to more than 30,000 South Carolina applicants through Dec. 31. More than 97,000 applications were submitted to the agency, Henderson said.