FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ATE: May 4, 2020
Media Contact: Meagan Utsey, Public Information Officer
Phone Numbers: 843-782-0502
843-549-5632 (Emergency Operations Center)
FEMA INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR COLLETON RESIDENTS
Residents who suffered storm damage in Colleton County related to the April 12-13, 2020 storms may now register for disaster assistance through FEMA.
FEMA Individual Assistance can help residents with eligible storm-related costs not covered by insurance. Please note that prior to receiving Federal financial assistance, any insurance benefits must be exhausted to avoid duplication of benefits.
Residents can register for FEMA assistance in one of three ways:
- Online by logging onto DisasterAssistance.gov
- Online by downloading the FEMA app, available for Apple and Android mobile devices. To download the app, visit: fema.gov/mobile-app or your phone’s app store.
- Call 800-621-3362. Residents who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY may call 800-462-7585. Language translators also are available.
- Toll-free numbers are open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Should you have any questions, please visit Colleton County Fire-Rescue’s Emergency Management Division webpage at www.colletonfire.com or call 843-549-5632 between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.