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GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Wednesday announced that it plans reimburse eligible applicants for costs to repair or replace facilities damaged by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding in South Carolina that occurred between Feb. 6 – 13.

FEMA said Anderson, Bamberg, Barnwell, Chester, Greenville, Hampton, Newberry, Oconee, Pickens, and Spartanburg counties were designated eligible for Public Assistance.

FEMA listed the following criteria:

1) FEMA’s estimate of the cost of repairs is less than 50-percent of the cost to replace the entire facility and is less than $100,000; 

2) the facility is not located in a floodway or coastal high hazard area; 

3) the facility has not sustained major structural damage in a previous presidentially-declared flooding disaster or emergency; 

and  4) the facility is not critical (e.g., the facility is not a hospital, generating plant, emergency operations center, or a facility that contains dangerous materials).

FEMA said they will provide assistance for the restoration of facilities meeting that criteria to their pre-disaster condition, except that certain measures to mitigate the effect of future flooding or other hazards may be ordered. 

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