New disaster recovery centers open in Georgetown County

News release from office of South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley 

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Two disaster recovery centers are open in Georgetown County to help South Carolina flood survivors. The centers – one in Andrews and the other in Georgetown – are open 8 AM to 7 PM seven days a week until further notice. 

The new centers are located at Potato Bed Ferry Community Center, 531 Big Dam Swamp Drive in Andrews and Beck Recreation Center at 2030 Church St. in Georgetown. 

They replace the center that closed on Friday at the Walmart parking lot at 1295 Frazier St. in Georgetown. 

Representatives from the South Carolina Emergency Management Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Small Business Administration, and other agencies are at the centers to answer questions about disaster assistance and low-interest loans. They can also help survivors apply for aid. 

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. 

Additional disaster recovery centers are open in affected South Carolina counties. For information call the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362 or go online to www.DisasterAssistance.gov or https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4241.

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