Announcement of Initial Public Notice

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is required by law to provide public notice of its intent to provide federal assistance and grant opportunities via the Public Assistance (PA), Individual Assistance (IA), or Hazard Mitigation Grant (HMGP) programs.

The public notice is posted on the South Carolina Division of Emergency Management website at and FEMA website at

This initial public notice addresses the agency’s intent to reimburse eligible applicants for eligible costs to repair or replace facilities damaged by Hurricane Florence, that occurred between September 8, 2018 and October 8, 2018, in the State of South Carolina. The notice describes proposed activities that may affect historic properties and activities and critical actions that may affect wetlands and floodplains.

This may be the only public notice given regarding these FEMA actions. Interested persons may obtain information about these actions or a specific project by writing to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency – Region IV - EHP, 3003 Chamblee Tucker Rd – Office #255, Atlanta, GA 30341-4112 or by email at Please include in the subject line of the email “DR-4394-SC EHAD”. Comments should be sent in writing at the above address within 15 days of the date of this notice.


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Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800- 621-3362 (voice, 711/VRS - Video Relay Service)

(TTY: 800-462-7585). Multilingual operators are available (press 2 for Spanish). ACCESSIBILITY: If you were affected by Hurricane Florence in South Carolina and need a sign language interpreter, foreign language interpreter, document in Braille, large print or electronic files and it is not available on the FEMA website: please call

803-691-7563 to request a reasonable accommodation. This phone number is for ACCOMMODATIONS ONLY—not for general FEMA helpline assistance.