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Stories of people and communities going about the work of recovery from the floods of 2015 and Hurricane Matthew in 2016.00000177-2120-db48-a97f-fb222fb50000In October of 2015, South Carolina received rainfall in unprecedented amounts over just a few days time. By the time the rain began to slacken, the National Weather Service reported that the event had dumped more than two feet of water on the state. The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the subsequent flooding was the worst in 75 years.Then, one year later, rain and storm surge from Hurricane Matthew dealt a blow to many in South Carolina still at work recovering from the 2015 floods.SC Public Radio Flood Coverage from the Beginning

Applying for SBA Loan May Mean More Assistance for Some Flood Victims

SBA Disaster Loan interview. (File Photo)

    Even if a survivor of the recent floods in South Carolina doesn’t plan to accept a loan from the Small Business Association, he or she is encouraged to apply, because the application may make them eligible for other assistance.  Homeowners, renters, small businesses and even nonprofits may benefit from loans for disaster-related damage.

  •   More information from the Small Business Association website:
  • To apply for a loan on the SBA’s secure website:
  • SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center: 1-800-659-2955. 
  • For individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities and use a TTY: 1-800-877-8339. 
  • For those using 711 or Video Relay Service, 1-800-659-2955.
  • For the location of your nearest disaster recovery center with SBA customer service representatives: