Disaster Recovery Centers open for Hurricane Matthew survivors in Berkeley, Georgetown Counties

FEMA Helpline Can Answer Many Questions for Flood Survivors

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCBD) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency opened additional disaster recovery centers in the Lowcountry following Hurricane Matthew.

There is now one in Georgetown at the Beck Recreation Center at 2030 West Church Street and in Berkeley County at the Alvin Community Center at 2191 Santee River Road in
St. Stephen.

Both locations will be open from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturdays.

People affected by Hurricane Matthew and related flooding can meet with representatives from FEMA and get information on how to apply for help.

You are asked to register with FEMA before heading to the center. To register go online anytime to DisasterAssistance.gov or call the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362. Disaster survivors who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY may call 800-462-7585 to register.

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.

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