County Council Briefing – January 9, 2017

The attached presentation was provided to the County Council at their regular meeting on January 9, 2017. briefing-01092017-to-cc  

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Know the Facts, Ignore the Rumors About Federal Assistance During Hurricane Matthew Recovery

The following was copied from the Town of Hilton Head Island’s Press release, January 5, 2017: In nearly every major disaster, as recovery efforts move into their final stages, rumors and misinformation find their way onto social networks and elsewhere. Hurricane Matthew is no different. Survivors with questions about the recovery in South Carolina should be wary of what they may read or hear. Always […]

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FEMA Awards State $1.1 Million for Counseling Hurricane Survivors

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Friday, Dec. 16)— The South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH) has been awarded a grant of more than $1.1 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for crisis counseling for survivors of Hurricane Matthew. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. The FEMA-funded Crisis Counseling Program (CCP) allows SCDMH to hire and train people locally to […]

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State Gets $1.1 Million for Counseling Hurricane Survivors

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Friday, Dec. 16) — The South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH) has been awarded a grant of more than $1.1 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for crisis counseling for survivors of Hurricane Matthew. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. The FEMA-funded Crisis Counseling Program (CCP) allows SCDMH to hire and train people locally […]

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FEMA update on Individual Assistance for Beaufort County Residents

Individual Assistance Update (as of COB Dec. 14) Total FEMA registrations: 47,034 Total Individuals and Households Program grants approved: more than $35 million Housing Assistance: more than $28.8 million Other Needs Assistance: more than $6.2 million SBA disaster loans approved: 1,161 (1,082 home, 59 business and 20 Economic Injury) SBA dollars approved: more than $38.4 million Total DRC visits: 8,598 NFIP claims: 6,676 NFIP payments: […]

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Hilton Head Disaster Recovery Center to Close

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Friday, Dec. 16) – The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Hilton Head at 1 Town Center Court will close permanently Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 5 p.m. Survivors of Hurricane Matthew can still get help with just a phone call to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Helpline at 800-621-3362 (voice, 711 or video relay services) or 800-462-7585 (TTY). The line is open every […]

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FEMA Offers Home Repair Advice to Citizens

FEMA Offers Home Repair Advice in Beaufort, COLUMBIA, S.C. (Wednesday, Dec. 14) — As South Carolinians repair homes damaged by Hurricane Matthew, teams of mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be available at Lowe’s home improvement stores to provide tips and advice on making homes stronger and safer, and answer questions about protecting homes from future disaster damage. At the store, […]

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Last Day to Apply for an SBA Disaster Loan is Dec. 13

The following press release was issued by the SBA On December 2, 2016:   Last Day to Apply for an SBA Disaster Loan is Dec. 13; SBA Approves Over $29 Million Disaster Loans in South Carolina   ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration is advising businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters not to miss out on the opportunity to obtain […]

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Beaufort County will begin 2nd pass on debris removal 12/5/16

Debris removers continue working throughout the area. Contractors estimate removal is about 90% complete from the first pass with the exception of the private communities which began on October 18. As of today, contractors have collected more than 750,000 cubic yards of storm-generated debris. The debris removal contractors will begin a second pass in most areas of the County beginning Monday, December 5. Citizens are […]

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FEMA update on Individual Assistance for Beaufort County residents

The last day for survivors to register for federal disaster assistance is Dec. 13, 2016.  To register online, go to disasterassistance.gov.   Total FEMA Registrations in IA Designated Counties: 44,500 Total FEMA Individual and Household Assistance Approved to date:      $33,128,693 Housing Assistance:        $27,419,422 Other Needs Assistance:    $5,709,271   Flood insurance payments from the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP):  $31.2 million FEMA Inspections o   Inspections […]

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