The declaration -- sought by Republican Gov.
Federal assistance can include rental payments for temporary housing, grants for home repairs and the replacement of essential household items not covered by insurance, unemployment payments up to 26 weeks, loans for small businesses or agriculture, and crisis counseling, the
Residents can apply for federal help on disasterassistance.gov, via the
More than 20 tornadoes blitzed through the state last month, including an EF3 that punched through the Savannah River Site and
More than 900 homes statewide were damaged or destroyed. Nine people died.
"From a statewide perspective,
Landowners who suffered timber damage can apply for the Emergency Forest Restoration Program by calling 803-806-3820 or by using the commission's website, state.sc.us/forest/.
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