Berkeley, Charleston counties eligible for FEMA individual assistance

Berkeley, Charleston counties eligible for FEMA individual assistance

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced on Tuesday the approval of three additional counties for individual assistance, allowing survivors who sustained losses to apply for aid in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.

Counties approved for FEMA Individual Assistance include: Berkeley, Charleston, and Chesterfield.

"Assistance can include money for temporary rental assistance and essential home repairs for primary homes, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help survivors recover from the effects of the disaster," officials said. 

Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Calhoun, Clarendon, Colleton, Darlington, Dillon, Dorchester, Florence, Georgetown, Hampton, Horry, Jasper, Lee, Marion, Marlboro, Orangeburg, Sumter and Williamsburg counties were previously designated for Individual Assistance.

Survivors can register online at or by calling 800-621-3362. Disaster assistance applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing should call 800-462-7585 (TTY); those who use Video Relay Service may call 800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate 7 AM to 10 PM seven days a week until further notice.

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