COLUMBIA, SC (WBTW) – Disaster Recovery Centers will open on Tuesday in Horry, Dillon, and Chesterfield Counties.
The centers will open in Cheraw, Dillon, and Conway to help residents with damages and losses from Hurricane Florence, a press release from Henry McMaster Office of the Governor says. “Representatives from the State of South Carolina, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Small Business Administration and other public and private agencies will be at the centers to explain disaster assistance programs and offer help to individuals.”
The Disaster Recovery Centers will be located at the following addresses:
Northeast Technical College Building 200- 1201 Chesterfield Highway, Cheraw, SC. Hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
City of Dillon Wellness Center- 1647 Commerce Drive, Dillon, SC. Hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Horry Georgetown Technical College- 2050 US 501, Conway, SC. Hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Disaster survivors can visit any center for assistance and the centers are accessible to people with disabilities, according to the release. “Centers have assistive technology equipment allowing disaster survivors to use amplified telephones, phones that display text, amplified listening devices for people with hearing loss, and magnifiers for people with vision loss. Video Remote Interpreting is available and in-person sign language is available by request. The centers also have accessible parking, ramps and restrooms.”
Homeowners, renters, and businesses can check their eligibility for federal, state, and voluntary agency disaster assistance available by :
- Visiting DisasterAssistance.gov;
- Calling 800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585);
- or Using the FEMA app, available for Apple and Android mobile devices at fema.gov/mobile-app.
The release also says the following information is helpful when registering:
- Address of the location where the damage occurred (pre-disaster address)
- Current mailing address
- Current telephone number
- Insurance information
- Total household annual income
- Routing and account number for checking or savings account (this allows direct transfer of funds into a bank account)
- A description of disaster-caused damage and losses