SC disaster recovery sorting out millions for flood relief

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – State officials are seeking the public’s insight in determining what to do with a $96 million dollar flood relief grant.

The South Carolina Disaster Recovery Office held it’s first of five town hall meetings Tuesday night where presented the state’s action plan in response to last October’s historic flooding.

SCDRO says the money can be used for home repairs and even home replacement for flooding victims, but it’s based on priority. “For example someone who is over 65 and disabled and lost everything,” said Beth Parks of the SCDRO, “they’re going to be on the first priority list.”

Officials hope to repair at least 1,500 homes across the state with a the grant.

To read the SCDRO’s plan in full detail, click here.

All town hall meetings will take place from 6-8 p.m. Citizens affected by October’s flooding are asked to attend.

Wednesday, July 6: Francis Marion University, Cauthen Educational Media Center, Room 114, Florence

Thursday, July 7: Alex Chatman Complex Auditorium, 147 West Main St., Kingstree

Monday, July 11: Patriot Hall, 135 Haynsworth St, Sumter

Tuesday, July 12: Howard Recreational Center, 1610 Hawkins St. Georgetown

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