COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's governor says the state's delegation will be able to request more funds to provide relief following Hurricane Florence.
In a letter obtained Saturday by The Associated Press, Gov. Henry McMaster told U.S. Rep. Tom Rice he was increasing the estimate for community development block grant relief from $108 million to $435 million at Rice's request.
That brings the total of estimated storm damage to more than $930 million.
McMaster wrote that an appropriation request should note the increase is "in response to the number of homes affected by Hurricane Florence and the substantive flooding that followed."