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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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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Recovery Status Briefing to County Council – November 28, 2016

The following presentation was delivered at the November 28, 2016 County Council Caucus meeting at 5pm.   briefing-11282016

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FEMA announces changes to hours at Disaster Recovery Centers

Effective November 28, 2016, FEMA has changed the hours of operation for the two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) in Beaufort County. Burton Wells Recreation Center Mon. – Wed. 9am – 5pm   Town of Hilton Head Island Town Hall Thurs & Fri. 9am – 5pm Sat. 10am – 4pm  

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Recovery Status Briefing to County Council – November 14, 2016

The following presentation was delivered at the November 14, 2016 County Council Caucus meeting at 5pm. briefing-11142016-without-screen-shots

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FEMA and SCEMD offer guidance for Individual Assistance

See the following poster to guide citizens about how to obtain individual assistance.   types-of-recovery-bw

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SBA – Beaufort County Information as of Nov. 4, 2016

The following are press releases and media releases for the SBA Office. sba-press-release-october-26-2016 eng-matthew-home-biz-combo sba-press-release-november-1-2016 sba-press-release-october-25-2016

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Update on the Hilton Head Disaster Recovery Center hours of operation for 11/3/16

Two Disaster Recovery Centers are now open in Beaufort County. The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the South Carolina Emergency Management Division have selected two sites – one in Beaufort and one on Hilton Head Island – for Beaufort County residents. The centers are established as one-stop shops to assist individuals applying for Individual Assistance through FEMA. Specialists from FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration […]

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Two Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Beaufort County 10/31/16

Two Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Beaufort County Two Disaster Recovery Centers are now open in Beaufort County. The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the South Carolina Emergency Management Division have selected two sites – one in Beaufort and one on Hilton Head Island – for Beaufort County residents. The centers are established as one-stop shops to assist individuals applying for Individual Assistance through FEMA. […]

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Gov. Nikki Haley To Host Team South Carolina Lowcountry Day

October 27, 2016 For immediate release Contact: Chaney Adams, 803-528-7217 ChaneyAdams@gov.sc.gov Gov. Nikki Haley To Host Team South Carolina Lowcountry Day State and federal officials, non-profits will offer residents disaster relief assistance COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Nikki Haley will visit Ridgeland on Wednesday, November 2, for a Team South Carolina Hurricane Matthew relief event. Team South Carolina Lowcountry Day will serve residents impacted by the storm […]

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