FEMA Recovery Center in Darlington has closed

The State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Darlington closed permanently Nov. 21.
Working with county officials, the South Carolina Emergency Management Division and FEMA closely monitor visits to DRCs.

The closure of DRCs marks a major milestone in the disaster recovery process.
Centers close when traffic slows at those sites.

The center was located at Darlington County National Guard Armory, 1764 Harry Byrd Highway.
Survivors whose homes or businesses were affected by Hurricane Florence can still apply for assistance, get updates about their applications, learn about the appeals process or check the status of their claim the following ways:

Visit any open disaster recovery center.

To find the nearest one visit fema.gov/DRC.

Call the Disaster Assistance Helpline at 800-621-3362. Persons who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY may call 800-462-7585.

Multilingual operators are available (press 2 for Spanish).Visit DisasterAssistance.gov to apply or log into their account.

Recovery officials encourage South Carolinians who registered for disaster assistance with FEMA to stay in touch, using the contact information above.

If survivors should change their addresses or phone numbers, they should be sure to update FEMA with the new information.

Missing or inaccurate information could result in delays for those who are receiving assistance.

For those who applied for a low-interest disaster loan with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), call the SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center to update information or check the status of an application at: 800-659-2955; by email to disastercustomerservice@SBA.gov; or via the SBA website at sba.gov/disaster.

Hard of hearing or deaf individuals may call 800-877-8339.

For more information on Hurricane Florence and South Carolina recovery, you can visit the South Carolina Emergency Management Division website at scemd.org, on social media (@SCEMD on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram), or FEMA’s Hurricane Florence disaster webpage at www.fema.gov/disaster/4394, or Facebook at www.facebook.com/FEMA, and the FEMA Region 4 Twitter account at twitter.com/FEMARegion4.

Author: Rachel Howell

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