Additional Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Williamsburg and Orangeburg Counties

News release courtesy of South Carolina Governor’s Office

COLUMBIA, S.C. – New disaster recovery centers are open in Williamsburg and Orangeburg counties to help South Carolinians who experienced losses from the recent floods. 

Representatives from the South Carolina Emergency Management Division, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and other public and private agencies are at the centers to discuss disaster-assistance programs and help survivors find resources for recovery. 

Locations and hours of the new recovery centers: 

Williamsburg County 
Williamsburg Recreation Center 
2084 Thurgood Marshall Hwy 
Kingstree, SC 29556
Seven day a week, 8 AM to 7 PM

Orangeburg County 
Neeses Town Hall 
6357 Savannah Hwy 
Livingston, SC 29107
Seven day a week, 8 AM to 7 PM

It is not necessary to visit a center to register for and receive state-federal disaster assistance. If possible, survivors should register with FEMA before visiting a recovery center. To register go online any time to DisasterAssistance.gov or call the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362. Help is available in most languages, and phone lines are open 7 AM to 10 PM seven days a week until further notice. 

Disaster survivors who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability and use a TTY may call 800-462-7585 to register. Those who use 711 or VRS (Video Relay Service) or require accommodations while visiting a center may call 800-621-3362. All disaster recovery centers are accessible and equipped with tools to accommodate disaster survivors who need disability-related communication aids. 

Federal and state disaster assistance for eligible individuals and families can include money for temporary rental assistance and essential home repairs for primary residences and help with other serious disaster-related losses not covered by insurance. 

Low-interest disaster recovery loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration are the primary means of federal help for disaster survivors, including homeowners, renters, and businesses of all sizes. Individuals and businesses should first register with FEMA. For information on SBA disaster recovery loans call 800-659-2955 (TTY 800-877-8339) or go online to SBA.gov/disaster. An application for an SBA disaster recovery loan may be completed online at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela

Additional disaster recovery centers are open in Charleston, Clarendon, Darlington, Dorchester, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Orangeburg, Richland and Sumter counties. For information on the locations of recovery centers call the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362 or go online to https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4241.

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