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Help is still available after Disaster Recovery Center closes in Darlington County

November 20, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in the City of Darlington in Darlington County will close permanently at noon Wednesday.

Working with county officials, the South Carolina Emergency Management Division and FEMA closely monitor visits to DRCs. The closure of DRCs marks a major milestone in the disaster recovery process. Centers close when traffic slows at those locations.

The center is located at the Darlington County National Guard Armory, 1764 Harry Byrd Highway, Darlington, 29532. The hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 9 a.m. through noon Wednesday.

After the center closes, survivors whose homes or businesses were affected by Hurricane Florence can still apply for assistance, get updates about their applications, learn about the appeals process or check the status of their claim the following ways:

>> Visit any open disaster recovery center. To find the nearest one visit fema.gov/DRC;

>> Call the Disaster Assistance Helpline at 800-621-3362. Persons who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY may call 800-462-7585. Multilingual operators are available (press 2 for Spanish);

>> Visit DisasterAssistance.gov to apply or log into their account.

Recovery officials encourage South Carolinians who registered for disaster assistance with FEMA to stay in touch, using the contact information above. If survivors change their addresses or phone numbers, they should update FEMA with the information. Missing or inaccurate information could result in delays in receiving assistance.

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