Palmetto Disaster Recovery Outreach Event June 29

The Palmetto Disaster Recovery Office, an affiliate of the South Carolina Disaster Recovery Office, is holding an outreach event for Beaufort County residents who still have unmet needs as a result of Hurricane Matthew. The event will occur on Thursday, June 29, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the St. Helena Branch Library located at 6355 Jonathan Francis, Sr. Road. Questions should be directed […]

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County Council Briefing June 12, 2017

The following report and chart was presented to the County Council during their regularly scheduled meeting on June 12, 2017.   County Council Briefing 06122017   Beaufort County Project Status 6-9-17 ewl comments  

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Coastal Property Insurance Marketplace Information Session and Public Hearing, Thursday, June 8, 2017 and Storm READY Expo, Saturday, June 10, 2017 in Bluffton, SC

Columbia, SC – The South Carolina Department of Insurance will host two consumer events in Bluffton, SC, on June 8, 2017 and June 10, 2017. Hurricane season is quickly approaching and the South Carolina Department of Insurance encourages all South Carolinians to review their insurance policies and plan now for what may lie ahead this storm season. To help residents prepare, the Department is hosting […]

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County Council Briefing May 22, 2017

The following report was presented to the County Council on May 22, 2017.   County Council Briefing 05222017

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Presentation to Rotary Club of the Lowcountry May 5, 2017

The following presentation was given the Rotary Club of the Lowcountry on May 5, 2017 present rotary 05052017a    

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Town Hall Meeting for citizen assistance being held by SC Disaster Recovery Office

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  Beth Parks 803-331-9664 beth.parks@scdr.sc.gov     HURRICANE MATTHEW DISASTER RECOVERY   Columbia, S.C., March 27, 2017 – The South Carolina Disaster Recovery Office (SCDRO) will oversee $65.3 million allocated for the 24 counties impacted by Hurricane Matthew. The housing focused program will concentrate on the repair and refurbishment of homes based on eligibility and priority need. Like the 2015 Severe Storm recovery Action […]

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County Council Briefing March 27, 2017

The following presentation was presented to the County Council on March 27, 2017.   briefing 03272017 to CC

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County Council Briefing Feb. 20, 2017

The following presentation was provided to County Council during the February 20, 2017 meeting. briefing 02202017 to cc  

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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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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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