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Disaster Aid Available

Sept. 27, 2018

Information on Disaster Aid

According to the Chesterfield County Emergency Operations Center, the following aid is now available for county residents.

·        The American Red Cross will be at the old Bi-lo building in Cheraw from 2 to 6 p.m today distributing cleanup kits.

·        Chesterfield County residents are now eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). If your job has been affected by Hurricane Florence go to and click the MyBenefits Login in the top right corner to apply through the unemployment insurance benefits system. For help, call (866) 831-1724. The deadline for applying for residents in Chesterfield County is Oct. 25, 2018, 30 calendar days from the date the announcement was made.

·        FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance teams will be working in Chesterfield County. Like all FEMA field personnel, disaster survivor assistance team members carry official FEMA identification. Residents are encouraged to ask for photo identification before providing personal information.

Residents with uninsured or underinsured losses should not wait for one of these teams to arrive before they register with FEMA.

They can register in the following ways:

Via the FEMA mobile app, available for Apple and Android mobile devices. Download the app at; or
Call 800-621-3362 (800-462-7585 TTY); multilingual operators are available; press 2 for Spanish).

More information will be posted to Breaking News as details become available. Read the full account in the Oct. 3 issue of The Link.

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