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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

Small Business Administration Loans Are Still Available Through Jan. 4

SBA Disaster Loan interview. (File Photo)

       Tut Underwood reports that SBA loans are available through January 1, 2016,to small businesses coping with damage from South Carolina's record flooding.

Additional Information:

To register with FEMA online, to be considered for all forms of disaster assistance:  To register by mobile device:

FEMA toll-free helpline: 800-621-3362.  Those who use 711- Relay or Video Relay Services should call 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585)

Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the Small Business Administration’s secure website at

Get loan information and application forms at BSA’s Customer Service Center: 800-659-2955 (for deaf and hard of hearing, call 800-877-8339), or email

Download loan applications at

Completed applications may be returned to a recovery center or mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155

The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is Jan. 4, 2016.  The deadline to return economic injury applications is July 5, 2016.