FEMA Extends South Carolina's Disaster Assistance Application Deadline 


Release date:
November 30, 2015
Release Number:
FEMA-4241-DR NR 048

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The deadline for survivors of South Carolina’s historic floods to register for Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster assistance has been extended an additional 30 days to Jan. 3, 2016.

The extension agreed upon by the state and FEMA is for survivors living in 24 counties designated for FEMA’s Individuals and Households Assistance program: Bamberg, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Clarendon, Colleton, Darlington, Dorchester, Fairfield, Florence, Georgetown, Greenville, Greenwood, Horry, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Marion, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Spartanburg, Sumter and Williamsburg.

Federal disaster assistance for individuals and families may include money for temporary housing; rental assistance; emergency home repairs; personal property losses; medical, dental and funeral expenses; and other serious disaster-related expenses not covered by insurance.

There are several ways to register. Individuals may register online at DisasterAssistance.gov or by phone 800-621-3362 or TTY 800-462-7585 toll free from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Survivors who use 711 or Video Relay Service or require accommodations while visiting a disaster recovery center may call 800-621-3362.

Survivors may also register at a disaster recovery center. They can locate their closest center by visiting asd.fema.gov/inter/locator/home.htm.                          

For more information on South Carolina’s disaster recovery, visit www.fema.gov/disaster/4241.

Last Updated:
November 30, 2015 - 18:59
Posted by Robin Sanders Tuesday, December 1, 2015 11:37:00 AM


James Island Pride Community Hero Award


James Island Pride is committed to developing and supporting litter control, recycling and beautification projects for neighborhoods on James Island. The Community Hero Award allows the Town of James Island to acknowledge and thank volunteers who have given significant time, talent and energy to our community over the course of at least one year's time.

Individuals, neighborhood associations, non-profit organizations, homeowner associations, and schools on James island, whether in the Town of James Island, City of Charleston, or in unincorporated areas of James Island are eligible.

The Community Hero Award period runs from January 1 through December 31. Nominations may be submitted at any time during the year. The final decision will be made at the regular James Island Pride meeting in December.

Nominate a Hero today! For further information and a nomination form, please click the following link /Data/Sites/1/media/admin-forms/community-hero-award-fillable-form_final.pdf

Posted by Frances Tuesday, December 1, 2015 10:40:00 AM


Rethink Folly Road: A Complete Streets Study

The James Island Town Council will hold a Public Hearing on the Rethink Folly Road: A Complete Streets Study, Memorandum of Understanding on Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the James Island Town Hall, located at 1238B Camp Road, James Island, SC.

The Complete Streets Study was done in conjunction with the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments (BCD COG); City of Charleston, City of Folly Beach, Town of James Island, Charleston County, Charleston Area Regional Transit Authority (CARTA) and the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SC DOT). The purpose of the study is to identify and explore the potential to transform the Folly Road Corridor into a more sustainable multimodal corridor.


Posted by Frances Tuesday, November 24, 2015 2:35:00 PM

Traffic Alert: Nighttime Lane Closures continue for the Harbor View Road Improvements Project 

News Release                            

November 20, 2015

Release Number: 3992

Shawn Smetana, Public Information Officer
Phone: (843) 958-4007 / Fax: (843) 958-4004
Email: ssmetana@charlestoncounty.org

Project website: http://roads.charlestoncounty.org/projects/harborviewroad/

Traffic Alert: Nighttime Lane Closures continue for the Harbor View Road Improvements project

Charleston County Government announces nighttime lane closures will continue on Sunday, November 22. Crews will

be working on Harbor View Road for the Harbor View Road Improvements project. All work is weather permitting.


There will be no work on Harbor View Road from starting 8 p.m. November 25 through 8 p.m. Sunday November 29 due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.


November 22 – November 24:


  • Nighttime lane closures will occur on Harbor View Road.
  • The work will occur between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. Sunday through Tuesday nights.
  • Flagmen will be on site to control traffic.
  • At no time will the entire roadway be blocked to traffic.
  • Drivers will have access to businesses and residential properties along Harbor View Road at all times.
  • At least one lane will remain open to traffic under flagging operations.
  • Drivers traveling through the project’s construction zone are asked to be aware of equipment and crews working in the area at all times.


The purpose of the Harbor View Road Improvements project is to improve traffic flow and safety on Harbor View Road and to provide adequate bicycle and pedestrian facilities. The scheduled completion of the project is expected in fall 2016.


The project will include the addition of a center two-way left turn lane between North Shore Drive and Affirmation Boulevard, the addition of right turn lanes at major intersections, the addition of traffic signals at Fort Sumter Drive and Mikell Drive, the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Harbor View Road and Fort Johnson Road and the addition of pedestrian and bicycle facilities.


Visit the official website at http://roads.charlestoncounty.org for public meeting notices and up-to-date news and information about all Charleston County Transportation Sales Tax road projects. Anyone with questions about the project can call Charleston County’s Transportation Development Department at (843) 202-6140.


For information on Charleston County Government news and services, the public can:


- Prepared by the Charleston County Public Information Office -

Posted by Robin Sanders Friday, November 20, 2015 4:26:00 PM

South Carolina Survivors Have Two Weeks to Apply for FEMA Assistance 

Release date:             November 18, 2015

Release Number:       NR 039

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Two weeks remain for survivors of the Oct. 1-23 storms and flooding in South Carolina to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and submit loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The registration deadline is Friday, Dec. 4. Once registered, you’re in the system. There is no need to register again.

Assistance can include money for temporary housing and essential home repairs for primary homes, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help survivors recover from the effects of the disaster.

There are several ways to register for federal assistance. Individuals can register online at DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling toll-free at 800-621-3362 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Multilingual operators are available. Survivors may also get assistance from a Disaster Survivor Assistance team member working in their communities.

Although it is not necessary to visit a disaster recovery center in the 24 disaster-designated counties, some survivors may want to visit a center where they can have access to FEMA program specialists and other federal representatives. For the 29 center locations currently open, visit: http://asd.fema.gov/inter/locator/home.htm.

Survivors who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY may call 800-462-7585. Survivors who use 711 or Video Relay Service or require accommodations while visiting a center may call 800-621-3362.

The SBA deadline for homeowners, renters and businesses to submit loan applications for physical damage is also Dec. 4. Survivors may obtain information by visiting the SBA website www.sba.gov/disaster; applying online via SBA’s secure website https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela; or calling SBA’s disaster assistance Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955.

At the disaster recovery centers, SBA customer service representatives can answers questions, help complete loan applications and close loans. The SBA also operates business recovery centers in Charleston, Horry, Richland and Sumter counties.

For more information on South Carolina’s disaster recovery, visit www.fema.gov/disaster/4241, twitter.com/FEMARegion4, www.facebook.com/FEMA and www.fema.gov/blog.

Last Updated:

November 19, 2015 - 11:36


Posted by Robin Sanders Thursday, November 19, 2015 3:40:00 PM
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