President Trump declares state of disaster in South Carolina

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President Donald Trump speaks during a Congressional Medal of Honor Society Reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – President Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of South Carolina and ordered Federal aid to supplement State, Tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Florence beginning on September 8, and continuing, according to the news release.

The news release stated that federal funding is available to State and to Tribal and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency protective measures in the counties of Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester, Georgetown, Horry, Marion, Orangeburg, and Williamsburg.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide, officials added.

Damage assessments are continuing in areas, counties and additional forms of assistance may be designated after the assessments are fully completed.

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