Pres. Trump approves SC disaster declaration, federal funding following Hurricane Dorian


(Photo: National Hurricane Center)

(WSPA) – President Donald Trump approved South Carolina’s disaster declaration and ordered federal aid to go to the state and local recovery efforts in the areas impacted by Hurricane Dorian.

According to a White House news release, federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments, as well as certain private nonprofit organization, for repair or replacement of facilities damaged in Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dillon, Dorchester, Georgetown, Horry, Jasper, Marion and Williamsburg counties.

In the release, “federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.”

According to the release, Allan Jarvis was named the federal coordinating officer for the federal recovery operations in the impacted areas.

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