Seven South Carolina counties eligible for FEMA assistance for April tornados following President Trump disaster declaration

Seven South Carolina counties eligible for FEMA assistance for April tornados following President Trump disaster declaration
(Source: WIS)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - At the request of Governor Henry McMaster, President Donald Trump has declared a disaster exists in South Carolina as a result of the April severe storms and tornadoes.

Residents from Colleton, Orangeburg, Aiken, Hampton, Marlboro, Oconee and Pickens counties who have suffered storm damage from the April 12-13 tornados may now apply for FEMA assistance, according to the South Carolina Emergency Management Division.

Those wanting to register for FEMA assistance may:

· Online by logging onto DisasterAssistance.gov

· Online by downloading the FEMA app, available for Apple and Android mobile devices. To download the app, visit: //fema.gov/mobile-app or your phone’s app store.

· Call 800-621-3362. Residents who are Deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY may call 800-462-7585. Language translators also are available.

· Toll-free numbers are open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Trump also approved Federal aid to supplement state and local agency recovery efforts in Barnwell, Colleton, Georgetown, Hampton, Oconee, Orangeburg and Pickens counties.

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