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

FEMA Mitigation Advisers Offer Guidance to Flood Survivors in Charleston County 

Release date:

November 11, 2015

Release Number:

FEMA-4241-DR NR 036

COLUMBIA, S.C. – As South Carolinians rebuild and repair after the recent historic floods, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and local home improvement stores have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

FEMA mitigation specialists will be on hand in Charleston County to answer questions and offer home improvement tips to prevent and lessen damage from future disasters. Most of the information is geared towards do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

Advisers will be available at two locations through Nov. 17. Hours and locations are as follows:

  • Lowe’s located at 3125 Glenn McConnell Parkway in West Ashley (Thursday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Monday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Tuesday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
  • Ace Hardware located at 3008 North Highway 17 in Mount Pleasant (Thursday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Monday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Tuesday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

Mitigation teams will also have free reference booklets in English and Spanish on protecting your home from flood damage. More information about strengthening property can be found at fema.gov/what-mitigation.

 

 

 

Posted by Robin Sanders Thursday, November 12, 2015 3:07:00 PM

City of Folly Beach Annual Christmas Parade 

The City of Folly Beach  is hosting  their Annual Christmas Parade Saturday, December 12th. Everyone  is encouraged to attend.   Schools, businesses and other organizations on James Island, that would like to be a part of this parade should contact the City of Folly Beach at www.cityoffollybeach.com.  No registration fee is required.

Posted by Robin Sanders Friday, November 6, 2015 11:42:00 AM

Carol S. Jacobsen--Rest In Peace 

Longtime Town of James Island citizen, Carol S. Jacobsen, passed away last week.   Her many contributions to our community will be greatly missed.   She worked for the formation of the Town over the many years, but perhaps she is best known for her long struggle to preserve and protect McCleod Plantation.   As a co-founder, leader, and key activist of the Friends of McCleod, she was instrumental in the final disposition of this historical landmark,    It is now part of the Charleston County Parks and Recreation system and open to the public.   After years of neglect, the renovation has been remarkable.   We all can be happy that she lived to be able to see her dream come true.   Please visit McCleod Plantation, and when you do, think of Carol. 

Posted by Bill Tuesday, November 3, 2015 7:48:00 AM

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

 

News Release

November 2, 2015

Release Number: 3988

MEDIA CONTACT 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 November 2. Crews will

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

November 2 – November 20:

Nighttime lane closures will occur on Harbor View Road.

• The work will occur between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday nights and between 7 p.m. and 8 a.m. Friday through Saturday 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.

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

Visit our website: www.charlestoncounty.org

- Prepared by the Charleston County Public Information Office -

Posted by Robin Sanders Monday, November 2, 2015 4:22:00 PM
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