All of South Carolina Declared a Federal Disaster Area

All of South Carolina has been declared a federal disaster area as a result of the heavy rains that have inundated the state since last spring.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack notified Gov. Nikki Haley on Wednesday that her request for a disaster designation has been approved. That means farmers across the state who suffered crop losses because of the heavy rains can qualify for low-interest loans.

Last week, Haley and state Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers visited a Dorchester County farm to view the damage that has left fields flooded, preventing farmers from planting and harvesting those crops they were able to get into the fields.

Vilsack designated 36 counties primary disaster areas and the state's remaining counties as contiguous disaster areas. But farmers in all counties qualify for loans.


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One comment on “All of South Carolina Declared a Federal Disaster Area
  1. john smith says:

    Fema is not recognizing Dorchester county as a Federal disaster,i have applied but they refuse to recognize,this county is S C from hurracaine Matthew

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