Disaster Resources

Disaster Resources

Disasters strike at any time and do extensive damage to homes and property. Following are some resources to assist survivors in need of help: 

Resources During Emergency and Disaster

Are you a renter or homeowner living in a county with a disaster declaration? 

You may be eligible for individual assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for expenses such as temporary housing and home repair. You may submit an application online at www.disasterassistance.gov or by calling 800.621.FEMA (3362). Visit the  South Carolina Emergency Management Division website for disaster information about your county.

Looking for updated information about Emergency Shelters? Road Conditions? Clean-up activities in your community?

The South Carolina Emergency Management Division website maintains updated information on resources and assistance for individuals and families impacted by Hurricane Florence.

Looking for an apartment?

If you are looking for an affordable place to rent, SCHousingSearch.com is a great place to start. CLICK HERE to view a list of properties across the state to meet your budget and needs.

This FREE search tool is provided at no cost to you by SC Housing. You can also find other resources to help renters on the SCHousingSearch.com site. 

What if I fall behind on my house payment due to disaster?

In counties designated for Individual Assistance (currently Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Marion, Marlboro) SC Housing is not sending any loans to foreclosure during a 90 day moratorium. FEMA information is available here: https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4394.

Need to find your insurance company?

Claims Phone Numbers for Insurance Companies

Need to file a Flood Insurance claim?

Visit the National Flood Insurance Program website at http://fema.gov/national-flood-insurance-program

Looking for Individual Emergency Assistance and Relief? Dial 2-1-1.

A service of the United Way

2-1-1 locations partner with Homeland Security, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and essential emergency management programs in your community to provide answers, services and relief in times of natural or man-made disasters.

2-1-1 offers information on disaster preparedness, up-to-the-minute information on road closures and evacuation routes and shelters, disaster relief assistance and recovery resources.

Have speech, hearing or other disabilities?

Able SC may be able to assist you. Their contact telephone number is 803.779.5121.

Are you a veteran impacted by Hurricane Florence?

Veterans Affairs may be able to assist you. Their 24-hour hotline telephone number is 877.424.3839.

Other Helpful Information

For a list of all SC Public Housing Agencies and their jurisdictions please see the HUD Public Housing Authority Contact Information.

HUD and USDA may have subsidized rental properties available.

Use the HUD website search tool to locate subsidized apartments though out South Carolina. You may also use the USDA Rural Development to find additional subsidized apartments.

Please check this page often - we will add more resources as they become available.

Last updated: 09/22/2022