At S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley’s request, President Barack Obama declared that a major disaster exists in South Carolina in 13 counties including Horry and Georgetown counties.
The declaration means that federal aid has been requested to supplement state and local recovery.
FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency Public Assistance Program, works to help reimburse local governments, state agencies, eligible private non-profit organizations and electric co-operatives for certain expenses incurred.
Individual residents are unable to receive federal disaster aid at this time.
The deceleration also makes funding available for projects that help to reduce future disaster risks.
Other S.C. counties include Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Darlington, Dillon, Dorechester, Florence, Jasper, Marion and Williamsburg.
As damage is assessed, other counties could be added to the list.