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Disaster and Food Assistance Information
for Individuals Effected By Hurricane Matthew



  • Lighthouse Ministries distributes food bags from their office at 201 E. Elm Street in Florence every Tuesday and Thursday from noon to 3 pm. Individuals will need to bring an ID, their Social Security card, and the Social Security cards of all the individuals in their household. For more information, please call 843-629-0830.


Disaster Assistance:

  • Individuals in Florence County are now eligible to apply for disaster aid through FEMA. To apply, please visit or call 800-621-3362. Make sure to have your Social Security card, home information, contact numbers, and insurance information, if available, ready when you go to apply.


Insurance Claims:

  • The South Carolina Department of Insurance will host a catastrophic claims center on Tuesday, the 18th from 10 am to 5 pm in the parking lot of the Home Depot in Florence. 25 insurance companies will be on hand to help individuals who have damage to their property or automobiles from Hurricane Matthew to file claims.

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