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Deadline to register for FEMA assistance quickly approaching

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COLUMBIA, SC (WCSC) -

There's only a little over a week left for victims of South Carolina's October flooding to apply for Federal Disaster Assistance and submit loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The deadline is on Friday, Dec. 4. 

Individuals can register online at DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling toll-free 800-621-3362 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. According to a news release, multilingual operators are available. 

"Survivors who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY may call 800-462-7585," the news release states. "Survivors who use 711 or Video Relay Service or require accommodations while visiting a center may call 800-621-3362."

According to the news release, the SBA deadline for homeowners, renters and businesses to submit loan applications for physical damage is also Dec. 4.

Victims can get more information by visiting the SBA website www.sba.gov/disaster; applying online via SBA’s secure website https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela; or calling SBA’s disaster assistance Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955. 

FEMA’s Individual and Households Program is available to U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, and qualified immigrants who have disaster-related damage.

For more information on South Carolina’s disaster recovery, visit www.fema.gov/disaster/4241 and scemd.org. 

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