Folks Wait to Get Hurricane Relief from the State

States disaster recovery is continuing to help those who had damage to their homes during Hurricane Matthew.

Lee County, SC (WLTX) - The state's disaster recovery is continuing to help those who had damage to their homes during Hurricane Matthew last year. 

They're going to different locations throughout the state, and Wednesday, they were at the Lee County Library, where folks lined up and waited for aid.

Some people reported waiting for an hour. Around 11a.m., the office ran out of applications because they weren't expecting so many people to show up. 

The state Disaster Relief Program assigned them to a case manager who helped create an individualized recovery plan and connect them with resources. 

Harry Mixon is optimistic he will get help to fix his roof that's leaking in two places: the kitchen right above the stove, and the bathroom. "I think it looks pretty good for me," he said about his chances of receiving aid.

The Disaster Recovery office says they have almost 900 active cases, but only 40 of them have been resolved or closed. In the Midlands, Orangeburg County has the most cases with 22 families, Clarendon has one, and Sumter has one. Cases are prioritized based on vulnerability.

The Palmetto Disaster Recovery will be in Florence, Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester, Calhoun, Barnwell, Chesterfield, Lee, Clarendon, Williamsburg, Horry and Sumter counties to assist Hurricane Matthew survivors.

Below is the list of locations and dates the Palmetto Disaster Recovery will have intake sessions:

June 8 Lee County Library at 200 North Main Street in Bishopville 9:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
June 8 Chicora Life Center at 3600 Rivers Avenue in Charleston 9:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
June 13 Prosperity Center at 325 East Main Street in Moncks Corner 9:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
June 13 Pine Grove Methodist Church at 1090 Morgan Street in Turbeville 9:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
June 14 Pine Grove Methodist Church at 1090 Morgan Street in Turbeville 9:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
June 14 Miles Road Baptist Church at 819 Miles (Jamison) Road in Summerville 9:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
June 19 John Ford Community Center at 304 Agnes Street in Saint Matthews 9:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
June 19 Sumter County Library at 111 North Harvin Street in Sumter 9:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
June 20 Sumter County Library at 111 North Harvin Street in Sumter 9:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
June 21 Finklea Community Center at 3501 Highway 917 in Loris 9:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
June 22 Finklea Community Center at 3501 Highway 917 in Loris 9:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
June 23 Finklea Community Center at 3501 Highway 917 in Loris 9:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
June 23 Barnwell County Administration Building - Room 114 at 57 Wall Street in Barnwell 9:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.

 

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