Hurricane Florence - How to Help Our Communities

Updated November 8, 2018

Hurricane Florence Recovery Update (11/7/2018)

Information from FEMA/SCEMD 
Included within this document:

  • SC survivors now have until December 5 to register for disaster assistance

Hurricane Florence Recovery Update (11/5/2018)

Information from US Small Business Association
Included within this document:

  • Don't wait for insurance settlement to apply for SBA low interest loans

Hurricane Florence Recovery Update (10/31/2018)

Information from FEMA/SCEMD 
Included within this document:

  • Residents should get required permits before rebuilding

Hurricane Florence Recovery Update (10/29/2018)

Information from FEMA/SCEMD 
Included within this document:

  • Smithsonian Experts to Share Tips on Salvaging Family Treasures
  • Mobile Disaster Recovery Center Moves to a New Location
  • Final Days to Get Repair and Rebuilding Advice
  • Texts from FEMA
  • Right to Appeal a FEMA Decision
  • Renters may be Eligible for Help
  • FEMA Registration Period Ends Nov 20
  • Find the Facts You Need to Keep Your Recovery on Track

Hurricane Florence Recovery Update (10/26/2018)

Determinations made by NCDOT on how Project Impacts by the Hurricanes
Included within this document:

  • Contract Time Extensions
  • Additional Compensation
  • List of Federally Declared Counties

Hurricane Florence Recovery Update (10/25/2018)

Information from FEMA/SCEMD 
Included within this document:

  • One month remains to apply for FEMA Assistance in SC
  • Find the facts you need to keep your recovery on track
  • Mobile disaster revovery center visits new location in Horry County
  • By the numbers
  • State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers Open in 8 Counties
  • US SMall Business Administration
  • Tops for rairing or rebuilding
  • National Flood Insurance Program
  • Donating and Volunteering
  • Important Resources
    * State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers
    * SBA Business Recovery Centers
    * FEMA Mitigation Tips for Repairs and Rebuilding

Hurricane Florence Recovery Update (10/16/2018)

Information from FEMA/SCEMD 
Included within this document:

  • State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers Open in 7 Counties; All New Hours
  • Survivors in 8 Counties Eligible to Apply for Assistance
  • Don’t Wait, Clean Up
  • Registering for Disaster Assistance
  • Home Inspections after FEMA Registration
  • Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams in South Carolina
  • By the Numbers
  • U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
  • Rebuilding Advice Available at Home Improvement Stores in Horry County 
  • National Flood Insurance Program
  • Volunteering and Donating

Hurricane Florence Recovery Update (10/9/2018)

Information from FEMA/SCEMD 
Included within this document:

  • State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers Open in 6 Counties (details, locations)
  • Don’t Wait, Clean Up (what you can do now)
  • Survivors in Eight Counties Eligible to Apply for Assistance
  • Register for Disaster Assistance
  • Home Inspections after FEMA Registration
  • Disaster Survivor Assistance in South Carolina
  • Numbers
  • U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Recovery Centers
  • Rebuilding Advice Available at Home Improvement Stores in Horry County
  • Flood Insurance Advance Payments
  • Volunteering and Donating

As one Carolina, we are both saddened and at a loss by the devastation Hurricane Florence has left behind. In North Carolina alone, enough rain was dumped to cover the state of Texas with four inches of water. We sincerely hope that you and your loved ones are safe and sound – and that all your businesses and livelihoods get up and running again quickly in North and South Carolina. 

As an organization supporting the improvement of the quality of life in the Carolinas, we want to assist our members, as well as the construction industry, as we all work together to rebuild and overcome this damage that no doubt will run into the billions of dollars.  

Below is a list of reputable organizations who are currently collecting funds to support the recovery across both North and South Carolina.

  1. NC Disaster Relief Fund: https://governor.nc.gov/donate-florence-recovery
    1. Text “Florence” to 20222
  2. One SC Fund: https://www.yourfoundation.org/community-impact/one-sc-fund-sc-flood-relief/
  3. One Carolina Shirts Supporting Habitat for Humanity: https://palmettoshirtco.com/
  4. Red Cross: https://www.redcross.org/donate/hurricane-florence-donations.html/(Google is matching up to $1 million)
    1. Text “RED CROSS” to 90999 to make a $10 donation
  5. United Way: https://www.unitedway.org/recovery/hurricane-recovery-fund
  6. Save the Children: https://www.savethechildren.org/us/what-we-do/emergency-response/hurricane-florence?vanityurl=hurricane-florence
  7. Cajun Navy Relief: - https://www.paypal.me/cajunnavyrelief
  8. Humane Society of the United States - https://secure.humanesociety.org/site/Donation2?df_id=24266&24266.donation=form1&s_src=web_ws_earf_florence_091318_id93480558

Stay tuned for more information

We will provide information to our members and followers as it becomes available through our weekly NewsBreak email and social media outlets. Please follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn for the latest information. 

We are proud to call the Carolinas home and honored to devote our efforts to making it a better place for everyone. Please feel free to contact us at any time. And finally, as CAGC Board Chair Paul Mashburn said today, “At a time like this, it is good to see everybody pulling together as one Carolina.”

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.