Three SC counties added to federal flood relief assistance list

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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – Thousands of people have been impacted by the historic flooding across South Carolina in recent days and many people are in need of help.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency released information Tuesday on how people living in Berkeley, Charleston, Clarendon, Dorchester, Georgetown, Horry, Lexington, Orangeburg, Richland, Sumter or Williamsburg County can apply for federal assistance.

Governor Nikkie Haley announced Wednesday three South Carolina counties, Berkeley, Clarendon and Sumter, were added to the FEMA list. FEMA crews are on the ground in Florence County Wednesday accessing damage, adds Gov. Haley.

Disaster loans are also available for some small businesses located in a declared disaster area. Here is a fact sheet explaining the types of disaster loans available.

To apply, go to www.disasterassistance.gov or call 800-621-3362.

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