The Federal Emergency Management Agency has distributed a large amount of aid to those who registered after October’s massive flooding.
Agency spokesman Carl Henderson told South Carolina Radio Network that more than $78.5 million is being distributed to those registered and qualified for assistance.
The money can be used to rebuild homes or other property damaged in the flooding, “to take care of essential types of furniture and other needs within their homes so they can move back into it,” Henderson said.
He said between October 4th and October 23rd is the disaster period that individuals would be eligible for to get aid.
The deadline to apply for federal aid is at midnight Monday, Jan. 4. You can call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or go online at disasterassistance.gov. Victims can also visit in-person one the disaster relief centers open in any of the federally declared counties.