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FEMA Deadlines Near for Those Who Lost Businesses or Jobs Due to Floods

South Carolina Public Radio News Service

  The Federal Emergency Management Agency is offering Disaster Unemployment Assistance to eligible survivors who lost their jobs or businesses as a result of the recent floods in South Carolina. 

The deadline to file a claim is Wednesday, November 4, for Charleston, Dorchester, Georgetown, Horry, Lexington, Orangeburg, Richland, and Williamsburg Counties. The deadline is November 5 for Berkeley, Clarendon, and Sumer Counties; and Friday, November 6 for Calhoun, Darlington, Florence, Kershaw, and Lee Counties.

Saturday, November 7 is the deadline for Bamberg, Colleton, and Greenwood Counties; Thursday, November 12 is the deadline for Newberry County, and Thursday, November 19, for Fairfield and Marion Counties.

To apply for assistance, call Disaster Unemployment Assistance at 866-831-1724, or apply at For more information, call 888-834-5890.

The South Carolina Emergency Management Division also has a list of agencies and organizations offering help for flood recovery here.