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FEMA accepting applications for disaster assistance related to Matthew

Damage from Hurricane Matthew in Brickyard Plantation on Monday (Source: Josh Tarr) Damage from Hurricane Matthew in Brickyard Plantation on Monday (Source: Josh Tarr)
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

The South Carolina Emergency Management division has teamed up with FEMA to offer assistance to those of you who had damage caused by Hurricane Matthew.

In order to qualify for this grant, you must live in a county that was declared a disaster region.

On Tuesday, President Barack Obama declared federal funding would be available for 13 South Carolina counties: Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Darlington, Dillon, Dorchester, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Jasper, Marion, and Williamsburg.

FEMA's website says it is accepting applications from people in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida even if the county in which they live has not yet been federally-declared for individual assistance, according to DisasterAssistance.gov. But only applications from counties that have been officially declared will actually be processed.

FEMA says applying will help speed up the process if counties are later added to a declaration.

Click here for more information or to apply. 

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