Mobile Disaster Recovery Center Returns to Sumter County

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 3:28:00 PM Categories: emergency management FEMA Flood hurricane weather

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Tuesday, Dec. 6) – A mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will make another three-day stop in Sumter County Dec. 8-10. The center will serve homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage or losses from Hurricane Matthew.


The DRC will be located at:

Cherryvale Community Center
4340 Confederate Rd.
Sumter, S.C. 29154
Dec. 8-10
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday and Friday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday


At the center, representatives from the State of South Carolina, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), nonprofit organizations and the local community will be on hand to provide information on the types of assistance available to survivors.
Disaster assistance from FEMA may include grants to help pay for temporary housing, essential home repairs, personal property replacement and for other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance or other sources.


Survivors can apply anytime online at or by phone at 800-621-3362 (voice, 711 or relay service) or 800-462-7585 (TTY). The toll-free lines are open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week until further notice. Multilingual operators are available.


The last day to register with FEMA is Dec. 13, 2016. The last day to file an SBA disaster loan application for physical losses is also Dec. 13, 2016.


For more information about the disaster recovery operation, please visit or the South Carolina Emergency Management Division at




All FEMA disaster assistance will be provided without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, sex (including sexual harassment), religion, national origin, age, disability, limited English proficiency, economic status, or retaliation. If you believe your civil rights are being violated, call 800-621-3362 or 800-462-7585(TTY/TDD).


FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards. Follow us on Twitter at and the FEMA Blog at

The SBA is the federal government’s primary source of money for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property. SBA helps businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners and renters fund repairs or rebuilding efforts and cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property. These disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries and do not duplicate benefits of other agencies or organizations. For more information, applicants may contact SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center by calling 800-659-2955, emailing, or visiting SBA’s website at Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals may call 800-877-8339.


Also read: South Carolina Survivors Have Two Weeks Left to Apply for Disaster Assistance