The disaster declaration now covers the counties of Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Columbus, Cumberland, Edgecombe, Hoke, Johnston, Lenoir, Nash, Pitt, Robeson,Wayne and Wilson in North Carolina, which are eligible for both Physical and Economic Injury Disaster Loans from the SBA. Small businesses and most private nonprofit organizations in the following adjacent counties are eligible to apply only for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans: Brunswick, Chowan, Craven, Duplin, Franklin, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hyde, Jones, Martin, Moore,Northampton, Pamlico, Pender, Richmond, Sampson, Scotland, Wake, Warren, and Washington in North Carolina; Dillon, Horry and Marlboro in South Carolina.
Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/
To be considered for all forms of disaster assistance, applicants should register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by mobile device at m.fema.gov. If online or mobile access is unavailable, applicants should call the FEMA toll-free helpline at 800-621-3362. Those who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services should call 800-621-3362.
Additional details on the locations of Disaster Recovery Centers and the loan application process can be obtained by calling the SBA Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an email to disastercustomerservice@sba.
Horry County Updates
HORRY COUNTY ACTIVATES DEBRIS MANAGEMENT PLAN
Conway, South Carolina – Horry County has activated its debris management plan and will begin picking up residential tree/yard debris on county maintained roads and in public subdivisions on county maintained roads. At this time, pick-up is not available for residents along private roads and private communities. Residents located in private or gated communities may contact private haulers or contractors to remove debris. If your yard/tree debris is larger than six inches in diameter and four feet in length, you must bring the debris to the Horry County Solid Waste Authority landfill located at 1886 Highway 90.
For those properties that are currently flooded due to the rivers, tree/yard debris pick-up on county maintained roads will begin in those areas once the rivers recede.
Horry County will release a more detailed pick-up schedule in the coming days.
What we need people to do now:
Place tree branches, logs, leaves and plants on the curbside, 10 feet from the roadways.
Do not block roadways.
Do not bag yard waste and do not block fire hydrants or other utilities.
All residents are urged to make personal safety the first priority. Only set out debris if it is safe to do so.
All household garbage, including discarded food, can be taken to one of the 24 Horry County Solid Waste Authority recycling centers. Click HERE for more information. http://www.solidwasteauthority.org/recyclingcenters.html.
For a map of all county maintained roads, please go to: http://arcg.is/2e6Dmml.
Important Phone Numbers
Horry County EMD
Horry County phone bank assisting the public with questions regarding Hurricane Matthew.
Traffic & Road Conditions
Only activated when needed & Spanish interpreters available.
Please continue to follow FEMA and SBA websites for up-to-date information on Hurricane Matthew resources and recovery assistance.
Please continue to check local news media for up-to-date coverage on recovery efforts.
IMPACT Ministries – Need disaster assistance or want to volunteer to help?
Hurricane Matthew Relief Fund – The funds collected for the “Help The Grand Strand” disaster recovery fund will be used for human services that are currently unmet, enabling the residents of Horry and Georgetown counties to recover as quickly as possible.
United Way of Horry County – Residents who have been affected by Hurricane Matthew are encouraged to call the free 2-1-1 helpline. If you are an agency who can help those affected by Hurricane Matthew, be sure to register with South Carolina 2-1-1 by visiting SC211.org. If you are interested in volunteering to aid in Hurricane Matthew recovery, please visit getconnected.uwasc.org/drm to register yourself or your group and to get the most up-to-date information on where your help is most needed. If you would like to give specifically for Hurricane Matthew recovery, please visituwasc.org/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=1 and designate that you would like your gift to go directly to Horry County victims’ needs.
American Red Cross – Seeking donations and volunteers