Disaster Recovery

President Declares Disaster For State Of South Carolina And 16 Counties

COLUMBIA, S.C. – In response to Governor Henry McMaster’s request, President Donald Trump declared a major disaster exists in the state of South Carolina and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in 16 counties affected by Hurricane Irma. The Federal Emergency Management Agency Public Assistance Program helps reimburse local governments, state agencies, eligible private non-profit organizations and electric co-operatives for certain […]

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U.S. Small Business Administration Offers Disaster Assistance to South Carolina Businesses and Residents Affected by Hurricane Irma

Fact Sheet- Disaster Loans South Carolina businesses and residents affected by Hurricane Irma Sept. 6-13, 2017, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA Administrator Linda McMahon announced today.   Administrator McMahon made the loans available in response to a letter from Gov. Henry McMaster on Oct. 4, requesting a disaster declaration by the SBA.  The declaration covers Beaufort and […]

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County Closing Debris Management Sites October 8

BC General Announcement – 092817 – Debris Sites Closing October 8 The Debris Management Sites opened by Beaufort County after Hurricane Irma will close at 7 p.m. on October 8. The sites are located at Barnwell Resources, Daufuskie Island, Ihly Farms, and Pinckney Point. Residents may dispose of Class 1 and 2 debris, as well as white goods debris, at these sites. After October 9, […]

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Debris Management Sites Daily Totals

Monday September 25, 2017, there were 105 debris loads taken to both Ihly Farms and Pinckney Point. 44 debris loads were taken to Ihly Farms and 61 were taken to Pinckney Point. Since September 13, 2017, there have been 2,550 debris loads taken to both locations. As of today September 27, 2017, there have been 18 tons taken to Barnwell. Below is a summary of […]

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Debris Management Sites Daily Totals

Thursday September 21, 2017, there were 121 debris loads taken to both Ihly Farms and Pinckney Point. 58 debris loads were taken to Ihly Farms and 63 were taken to Pinckney Point. Since September 13, 2017, there have been 2,024 debris loads taken to both locations. Below is a summary of this information. DATE IHLY Pinckney Point 13-Sep 89 107 14-Sep 119 183 15-Sep 171 […]

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After Hurricane Irma: Legal Assistance

HURRICANE IRMA LEGAL HELP FOR THE PUBLIC (BEAUFORT COUNTY) While there is not much legal assistance specific to Irma, there are plenty of resources available to residents of Beaufort County that operate all year. South Carolina Bar Lawyer Referral Service The SC Bar Lawyer Referral Service offers referrals for landlord-tenant (and 100 other areas of law!) cases. The resident is paired with a qualified, prescreened […]

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After Hurricane Irma: Additional Resources for Renters

SCHousingSearch.com SCHousingSearch.com is a free housing listing and locator that links people with available rental housing in South Carolina. This service is funded by the South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority to help you make more informed decisions about housing options in South Carolina.   U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Hud.gov provides contact information on low rent apartments for senior citizens, people with […]

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Debris Management Sites Daily Totals

Yesterday September 19, 2017, there were 159 debris loads taken to both Ihly Farms and Pinckney Point. 54 debris loads were taken to Ihly Farms and 105 were taken to Pinckney Point. Since September 13, 2017, there have been 1,790 debris loads taken to both locations. Below is a summary of this information.   Date Ihly Pinckney Point 13-Sep 89 107 14-Sep 119 183 15-Sep […]

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Services Available for Those Needing Assistance after Hurricane Irma: SC 2-1-1 and 524-HELP

The following services are available for those needing assistance after Hurricane Irma.   SC 2-1-1 System SC 2-1-1 is working in collaboration with Crisis Cleanup to connect homeowners with post-storm services. South Carolina residents who need help with the following services due to Hurricane Irma should call 2-1-1: debris removal mud-out other clean-up services Homeowners are linked with reputable and vetted relief agencies that assist […]

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Mold Remediation

After a severe weather event such as Hurricane Irma, it is important to remember that the excess moisture and standing water can contribute to mold growth in homes, businesses and other buildings. When building materials, furniture, carpeting, etc. get wet, they can provide sources of food for mold spores. Removing mold safely and quickly by reducing the amount of moisture in the home, will help […]

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