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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FEMA Will Pay for Debris Removal from Private Rights-of-Way 10/31/16

The Federal Emergency Management Agency approved Beaufort County’s request for private property debris removal from private roads and rights-of-way under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.   The approval letter from FEMA was sent to County Administrator Gary Kubic and South Carolina Emergency Management Division Director Kim Stenson after FEMA’s review of several documents including the Governor’s Executive Order declaring a State of Emergency for South Carolina […]

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Debris Removal Update as of October 30, 2016

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Property Damage Assessment as of 10/31/2016

Beaufort County Tax Assessor Gary James reports that as of October 31, 2016, the total damage assessment is as follows: 3875 parcels damaged with 93 being considered “major damage” or over 50% damaged. Total estimated cost is $68,114,175. The detailed damage assessment is nearly complete in most parts of the County.   Please note, the value of damage in the Town of Bluffton is still pending and not included in […]

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Town of Hilton Head 3 Week update – 10/28/16

The following was copied directly from a Town Press Release 10/28/16:  = = = = = = Hurricane Matthew – Week Three Highlights:  October 28, 2016 Highlights for the Town of Hilton Head Island by Town Manager, Steve Riley The big news this week was the authorization from FEMA to authorize the Town to begin to clear debris from private roads in the major PUDs. This […]

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Debris Removal Equipment Arrives on Daufuskie Island

Bucket trucks to remove hanging limbs and leaning trees arrived by barge today on Daufuskie Island. Also, debris removal trucks arrived. A debris management site permitted by SCDHEC is being prepared to receive debris. Equipment will be in the certification process today and debris removal operations may start as soon as tomorrow.

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Utility Restoration Report 10/28/16

This information is outdated and provided for archive purposes only.  11/9/16   SCE&G reported that all power has been restored.   Palmetto Electric reported that all power has been restored unless there is a consumer issue.   BJSWA reported that all customers are being serviced but recovery efforts are still being performed especially due to damaged causeways and debris removal. They are dealing with issues […]

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SBA Assistance – How to Apply

Attached is a link of how to get further information about applying for a Small Business Loan through SBA (US Small Business Administration). This service is not just for businesses but also applicable to citizens. In addition to applying with FEMA for assistance, citizens should apply through SBA. If citizens are not eligible through SBA, other grants could be provided through FEMA assistance. eng-matthew-home-biz-combo

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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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FEMA to open Disaster Recovery Centers on Monday, October 31, 2016 and Thursday, November 3, 2016

South Carolina Emergency Management Division and FEMA have selected two sites in Beaufort County to establish Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) for Beaufort County residents. These centers are established as “one-stop shops” to assist individuals applying for Individual Assistance (IA) through FEMA. Representatives from the Small Business Administration (SBA) and other agencies providing relief will also be on hand at the DRC locations. Burton Wells Recreation […]

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