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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Debris Removal Operations Stop for Holidays

Beaufort County Hurricane Matthew Debris Removal Operations will stop at the end of the day today Thursday December 22, 2016 and resume on January 3, 2017.

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Debris Removal Update as of December 21, 2016

Below is the 12/21/2016 summary of Beaufort County debris removal and hazardous tree removal operations: Vegetative and C&D Debris Removal Operation: Total:  36 loads / 1,886 Cubic Yards (*Including 0 loads / 0 CYD from Daufuskie Island) Vegetative/Wood – 1,886 CY (*Including 0 CYD from Daufuskie Island) Construction & Demolition – 0 CY(*Including 0 CYD from Daufuskie Island) LHS Hazardous Tree Removal Operation: 2 total tickets […]

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Debris Removal Update December 20, 2016

Below is the 12/20/2016 summary of Beaufort County debris removal and hazardous tree removal operations: Vegetative and C&D Debris Removal Operation: Total:  37 loads / 1,926 Cubic Yards (*Including 0 loads / 0 CYD from Daufuskie Island) Vegetative/Wood – 1,926 CY (*Including 0 CYD from Daufuskie Island) Construction & Demolition – 0 CY(*Including 0 CYD from Daufuskie Island) LHS Hazardous Tree Removal Operation: 20 total tickets […]

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Debris Removal Update as of December 19, 2016

Below is the 12/19/2016 summary of Beaufort County debris removal and hazardous tree removal operations: Vegetative and C&D Debris Removal Operation: Total:  159 loads / 7,721 Cubic Yards (*Including 83 loads / 3919.50 CYD from Daufuskie Island) Vegetative/Wood – 7,721 CY (*Including 3919.50 CYD from Daufuskie Island) Construction & Demolition – 0 CY(*Including 0 CYD from Daufuskie Island) LHS Hazardous Tree Removal Operation: 37 total tickets […]

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Hilton Head Island Disaster Recovery Center is Closing

The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) on Hilton Head Island will close permanently Tuesday, December 20 at 5 p.m. The Hilton Head Island DRC is located at 1 Town Center Court. Residents can still receive assistance by calling the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Helpline at 800-621-3362. The line is open every day 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. until further notice. Multilingual operators are available. For […]

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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 Area Association of Realtors Offers Hurricane Relief Funds to Qualifying Residents

The Hilton Head Area Association of REALTORS, in partnership with the National Association of REALTORS, is offering relief assistance to Hurricane Matthew victims in Beaufort County through the REALTOR Relief Fund. The REALTOR Relief Fund will provide mortgage or rent relief of up to $1,000 to qualified individuals. Assistance is available to qualified applicants toward one of the following: 1. Monthly mortgage expense for the […]

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Debris Removal Update as of December 18, 2016

Below is the 12/18/2016 summary of Beaufort County debris removal and hazardous tree removal operations: Vegetative and C&D Debris Removal Operation: Total:  327 loads / 15,967 Cubic Yards (*Including 130 loads / 6153.10 CYD from Daufuskie Island) Vegetative/Wood – 15,967 CY (*Including 6153.10 CYD from Daufuskie Island) Construction & Demolition – 0 CY(*Including 0 CYD from Daufuskie Island) LHS Hazardous Tree Removal Operation: 90 total tickets […]

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