South Carolinians who were originally refused help following last October’s historic floods will be getting about $10 million in aid.
The State of Columbia reports that the money became available through a program in which Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster applications were reviewed a second time.
Agency spokesman Jim Homstad says that, after the review, an additional 4,500 South Carolinians were deemed eligible for help.
The agency studied more than 100,000 applications submitted after the storm to find those who might be eligible for help. Homstad said something as simple as information missing on the application could have resulted in its being denied originally.
FEMA has approved almost $85 million in disaster aid statewide for individuals and households.
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