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Berkeley County declared a federal disaster area, eligible for federal aid

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

Gov. Nikki Haley announced Tuesday evening that Berkeley County has been declared a federal disaster area along with Sumter and Clarendon counties. 

Those counties along with Charleston, Dorchester, Georgetown, Williamsburg and others will be able to get federal aid. 

"FEMA and State damage assessment officials witnessed today what county personnel and I have seen for the past few days - extreme damage to many Berkeley County homes and businesses," said Berkeley County Supervisor Bill Peagler. "I am grateful that Berkeley County residents and businesses are now eligible to receive the help they need to return to normal life. I am also grateful for Senators Graham and Scott, Congressman Sanford and Governor Haley for working with me to ensure this outcome."

The Major Disaster Declaration for the State of South Carolina (FEMA-4241-DR) has been amended to include Berkeley County.

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