Support from President Trump

President Trump visited Conway to survey damage from Hurricane Florence and discuss preparedness efforts as we brace for more flooding in the days ahead. We toured a flooded neighborhood, updated him on disaster relief efforts, and joined him in thanking our first responders. As President Trump said, the recovery process will be long, but his Administration is behind us 100 percent. 

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FEMA Assistance Update


On Friday, FEMA approved Individual Assistance for Dillon, Horry, Marion, and Marlboro. Georgetown, Horry, Marion, Marlboro, and Dillon counties have now been granted Public Assistance. I've been in close contact with FEMA officials to request federal assistance for counties impacted by Hurricane Florence and will continue working with them to ensure we have the resources necessary for a strong recovery. Individuals in designated counties can register with FEMA online or by phone:  

You can apply online at: 
You can call the registration phone number at 1-800-621-3362. 
If you have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY, call 1-800-462-7585 directly. If you use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362.

If you are cleaning up storm damage, please follow SCEMD's safety tips.



Surveying Damage 

  After Hurricane Florence passed, we traveled through the district to survey damage and meet with emergency management divisions and local officials. I am so thankful for their tireless efforts to keep everyone informed and safe.

I also joined Commissioner Weathers to visit local farmers and assess crop damage. We met with over 60 farmers, examined impacted crops, and discussed our path forward. It's devastating to see the damage that's been done, but we are doing everything we can to protect our community from further destruction and begin the recovery process.     


Lending a Hand

  While parts of our community are beginning to recover from Florence, many others are still expecting severe flooding over the next few days. If you live in an area that is expected to flood, please stay updated and heed the advice of local officials.

To help prepare, we visited shelters to distribute supplies and spend time with evacuees, volunteers and first responders. We also joined dozens of volunteers to fill sandbags in Socastee and Bucksport. It's uplifting to watch our community come together to support those in need! 

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