Survivors of October’s flooding will have more time to apply for federal disaster assistance.
The deadline to apply for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Small Business Administration has been pushed back to Jan. 3, Gov. Nikki Haley announced on Tuesday.
Haley requested the extension from the previous Dec. 4 deadline.
Haley said more than 90,000 people had registered statewide for FEMA disaster aid and that several hundred people were still applying each day.
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“As long as we are seeing those kinds of numbers, we need to make sure that everybody has the ability to continue to get the assistance that they need,” Haley said.
Flood survivors can apply for FEMA disaster aid by calling (800) 621-3362 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, visiting disasterassistance.gov or stopping by a FEMA disaster recovery center, more than two dozen of which are still open across South Carolina.
Disaster recovery centers will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Those centers can be found at http://asd.fema.gov/inter/locator/home.htm.
To apply for an SBA loan, visit disasterloan.sba.gov/ela, call (800) 659-2955 or stop by a disaster recovery center.