The Building and Codes Staff are currently still performing flood damage assessments from Hurricane Matthew for all of our properties that are located within the flood zones. This process is required to determine the percentage of substantial damage. The following information is being shared to our residents from the SCDNR Flood Mitigation Office in regards to the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. Additional information can be found at SCDNR Flood Mitigation Office: http://www.dnr.sc.gov/water/flood/
For an update on the counties that have received declarations (IA and PA) as well as other information about FEMA assistance, please go to the following website: https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4286
Increased Cost of Compliance Coverage (ICC) is available to homeowners that have Flood Insurance, have been determined to be substantially damaged, and need to bring their home into compliance. The link to a guidance document for Increased Cost of Compliance Coverage (ICC) is: https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/1973.
Please view the attached flow chart of the process for filing an ICC claim.
Attached is also a one page sheet with information about three different grant opportunities that will be available.
SCDNR Flood Mitigation Office does not have a timeline for these grants yet. They will contact the communities as they become available.
Here is another link to a document titled “Answers to Questions About Substantially Damaged Buildings”: https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/2969
Update: FEMA assistance for Renters