COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency approved Public Assistance for Allendale County for help in recovering emergency costs following Hurricane Dorian. This assistance from FEMA enables state agencies, local governments and certain private non-profits to recoup costs for any emergency protective measures taken during the response to Hurricane Dorian.
During Hurricane Dorian, emergency workers with Allendale County opened an emergency shelter for people evacuating the coast, assisted with evacuation traffic and staffed the county emergency operations center 24 hours a day. Additional emergency crews from Allendale were on stand-by to deploy to neighboring counties if needed.
The FEMA Public Assistance program is a reimbursement grant program. Typically, the federal share is 75 percent and the state or local governments pay the remaining 25 percent whereas eligible private non-profit groups are responsible for the full 25 percent. More information about this program can be found here.
Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dillon, Dorchester, Georgetown, Horry, Jasper, Marion, and Williamsburg counties were previously approved for the FEMA Public Assistance program following Hurricane Dorian.