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Deadline to apply for Individual Assistance/SBA Assistance from Hurricane Florence is November 20, 2018

The deadline to register for FEMA Disaster Assistance and for business owners and residents to apply for low-interest disaster loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is Tuesday, November 20. Residents can file online following the below processes or visit a Disaster Recovery Center.

The Disaster Recovery Centers will be located at the following addresses:

Horry Georgetown Technical College
2050 US 501
Conway, SC 29526
Hours: Mon-Fri, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sat-Sun, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

James R. Frazier Community Center (Mobile Center)

1370 Bucksport Road
Bucksport, SC 29527
November 2-6, 2018
Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed Sunday

Individual Disaster Assistance from FEMA

Register for FEMA Disaster Assistance online at If you are unable to access the internet, you can also call 1-800-621-3362. Multilingual operators are available (press 2 for Spanish). You may also install the FEMA App, available for Apple, Android, and Blackberry mobile devices. Deadline to register is November 20, 2018.

When you register for disaster assistance either online or by phone, you will need the following to complete your application:

  • Social Security number
  • Address of the location where the damage occurred (pre-disaster address)
  • Current mailing address
  • Current telephone number
  • Insurance information
  • Total household annual income
  • Routing and account number for your checking or savings account (this allows FEMA to directly transfer disaster assistance funds into your bank account).
  • A description of your disaster-caused damage and losses

Disaster assistance applicants, who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY, should call 1-800-462-7585 directly. For those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362. More information can be found at

Small Business Assistance

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) also has a Business Recovery Center in the Conway Chamber of Commerce office to help businesses impacted by Hurricane Florence. (203 Main Street)

SBA representatives at the center can provide information about disaster loans, answer questions and assist businesses in completing the SBA application. The Recovery Center is currently open and will operate on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. until further notice.

The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is November 20, 2018. The deadline to return economic injury applications is June 21, 2019.

For a fact sheet for SBA disaster loans click here:…/f1d906f9-3178-4c8c-9a01-…

Applicants may apply online by clicking here: