The South Carolina Disaster Recovery Office

has been tasked to manage federal funds being used to assist the state in recovering from the flooding experienced in October 2015. These funds come from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery programs of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Disaster Recovery Office is committed to efficiently and effectively addressing the long-term needs of South Carolina’s flood-impacted residents and communities through programs designed to help homeowners, tenants, landlords, developers and local governments.

The South Carolina Disaster Recovery Office

will oversee $96 million for 22 of the state’s 24 disaster and individual assistance declared counties. They will focus on the needs of the most vulnerable citizens in the state. The City of Columbia and Richland and Lexington counties will receive $59 million in separate federal funding for their own recovery needs.

SCDRO held five town hall meetings to present the action plan and receive public feedback. The action plan is designed to serve as many citizens as possible. SCDRO will concentrate on meeting the needs of the least resilient citizens. Based on public response, they may add or revise portions of the action plan.

The program goals include the repair and refurbishment of homes based on eligibility and priority need.

Useful Phone Numbers
  • Public Information Phone System (PIPS) – 1-866-246-0133
  • American Red Cross – 1-866-438-4636
  • Dept. of Transportation (Traffic Information) – 1-888-877-9151
  • S.C. Commission for Minority Affairs – 803-333-9621
  • Hispanic Outreach of South Carolina – 1-803-419-5112
  • S.C. Insurance News Service – 1-803-252-3455
Useful Sites
Additional resources for citizens that are looking for help beyond repairs to their homes. These privately owned groups may be able to provide resources outside of the program.
South Carolina Long Term Recovery Groups
1. The BCD LTRC
(Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties)
Chairman/Points of Contact: Ryan Scott
Phone:
843-566-2062
2. The Darlington County LTRG
Chairman/Points of Contact: Roger Gore
Phone:
910-494-3401
3. The Dillion County LTGR
Chairman/Points of Contact: Kenneth Smith
Phone:
843-758-1065
, or
843-774-1414
4. The Edisto Regional Long Term Recovery Committee
(Calhoun, Orangeburg, and Bamberg Counties)
Chairman/Points of Contact: Billy Robinson
Phone:
803-539-8429
5. The Florence County LTRG
Chairman/Points of Contact: Louis Palm
Phone:
843-602-4928
6. The Lakelands LTRG
(Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry and Saluda Counties)
Chairman/Points of Contact: George McKinney II
Phone:
864-942-8553
7. The Low Country LTRG
(Colleton, Hampton, Jasper and Beaufort Counties)
Chairman/Points of Contact: Suzanne Gant
Phone:
843-549-5632
8. The Marion County LTRG
Chairman/Points of Contact: Bishop Michael Blue
Phone:
843-267-1918
9. The Midlands LTRG
(Lexington and Richland Counties)
Chairman/Points of Contact: Jennifer Moore
Phone:
803-733-5421
10. The Tri-County Long Term Recovery Group
(Clarendon, Sumter and Lee Counties)
Chairman/Points of Contact: Dan Yount
Phone:
803-316-0397
11. The Winyah Bay Long Term Recovery Group
(Williamsburg, Georgetown Counties)
Chairman/Points of Contact: Kelly Kaminski
Phone:
855-377-1357
Ext. 74
12. The WACCAMAW Long Term Recovery Group
(Horry County)
Chairman/Points of Contact: Angie Repass
Phone:
855-377-1357
Ext. 74