Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Orangeburg County

Orangeburg, SC (WLTX) - Two disaster recovery centers have opened in Orangeburg County to help people who have damages and losses from Hurricane Matthew.

People who go to the centers can speak with representatives from the South Carolina Emergency Management Division, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Small Business Administration, and other agencies to learn how to apply for aid. Federal and state disaster assistance for eligible individuals and families can include money for temporary rental assistance and essential home repairs for primary residences and help with other serious disaster-related losses not covered by insurance

The centers are open Monday through Friday until further notice. Here are the locations and times.

Orangeburg County Building

8423 Old State Road
Holly Hill, SC 29059
9 AM to 7 PM, Monday- Friday
10 AM to 6 PM, Saturday
Closed Sunday

YMCA

2550 St. Matthew Road
Orangeburg, SC 29118
9 AM to 7 PM, Monday- Friday
10 AM to 6 PM, Saturday
Closed Sunday

The state says people do not have to go to a center to register for and receive state-federal disaster assistance, and people should try to register for FEMA assistance before going to the centers. 

To register, go online any time to DisasterAssistance.gov or call the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362. Help is available in most languages, and phone lines are open 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM seven days a week until further notice. 

Disaster survivors who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY may call 800-462-7585 to register. Those who use 711 or VRS (Video Relay Service) or require accommodations while visiting a center may call 800-621-3362. All disaster recovery centers are accessible and equipped with tools to accommodate disaster survivors who need disability-related communication aids.


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