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FEMA to cover losses by agencies, municipalities, nonprofits in 18 SC counties

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South Carolina state agencies, local governments and non-profit organizations in 18 counties are now eligible to get FEMA funds to cover infrastructure damage caused by Hurricane Matthew, Gov. Nikki Haley’s office announced Wednesday.

The FEMA Public Assistance Program will provide a partial reimbursement of costs for damages to roads and bridges, water control facilities, buildings and equipment, utilities, and parks and recreational facilities in the following counties: Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Berkeley, Colleton, Dillon, Dorchester, Florence, Georgetown, Hampton, Horry, Jasper, Lee, Marion, Orangeburg, Sumter and Williamsburg counties. 

The FEMA Public Assistance program categories approved for reimbursement are as follows: 

  • Category A: Debris Removal.
  • Category B: Emergency Protective Measures.
  • Category C: Roads and Bridges.  
  • Category D: Water Control Facilities.
  • Category E: Buildings and Equipment.
  • Category F: Utilities.
  • Category G: Parks, Recreational Facilities and Other Items.

Previously, most counties were only approved for categories A and B. As of Wednesday, Charleston and Darlington Counties were still only eligible for categories A and B but are still being assessed by local, state, and federal officials.

The governor’s office said FEMA previously approved direct individual assistance to residents who experienced losses due to the hurricane in Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Colleton, Darlington, Dillon, Dorchester, Florence, Georgetown, Hampton, Jasper, Lee, Marion, Orangeburg, Sumter and Williamsburg counties. People in those counties can check their eligibility and register with FEMA by visiting www.disasterassistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-3362.

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