Sen. Scott Welcomes Passage of Initial Hurricane Florence Relief Funds

Staff Report From South Carolina CEO

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement on the passage of initial Hurricane Florence relief funds by the U.S. Senate:

“I continue to be amazed by the strength and resiliency shown by the people of our state, and the love and support shown by neighbors and strangers alike during these trying times. As communities in the Pee Dee and on the Grand Strand are still dealing with water in their homes, businesses and neighborhoods, it is critical that Washington quickly lets South Carolinians know the support to recover will be there.

Recovery is truly a team effort, and thus far the local, state and federal teams have all worked together well as we move forward after Hurricane Florence. These federal dollars are an important step, and I will continue to stay involved and make sure all levels of government are working together to help communities from all of our affected areas recover and rebuild.

I encourage any South Carolinians in need of help navigating the recovery process to contact my offices, as my staff is ready and willing to help.”

The FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 included $1.7 billion in disaster relief funding for communities affected by Hurricane Florence. It also contains reforms to the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help communities better prepare for and mitigate disasters and speed up disaster response efforts. The bill will now head to President Trump’s desk for signature.