Hurricane Florence



South Carolinians can call 1-800-451-1954 for free help with debris cleanup and removal from local relief agencies.


Disaster Recovery: What You Can Do to Help Communities Affected by Hurricane Florence


If you're interested in volunteering but don't have an organization that you usually work with, you can go to to sign-up for volunteer opportunities hosted by reputable agencies active during disaster recovery. Additional opportunities will arise once flood waters recede and damage assessments take place in affected areas.

Agencies who can host volunteers for recovery-related activities are also encouraged to register and share their volunteer needs.



United Way Association of South Carolina has established a Hurricane Florence Recovery Fund for communities affected by the storm and flood waters. This fund will help local United Ways in South Carolina meet the storm-related needs and support mid- and long-term recovery efforts throughout the affected regions of our state. With your support, we can help rebuild communities. 100% of individual donations given to the United Ways of South Carolina Hurricane Florence Recovery Fund will be distributed to local United Ways in the affected areas. 

We're currently trying to raise $1,200 to purchase the tools and equipment needed to clean and remove debris in homes affected by flooding. With your support, we can help rebuild South Carolina communities impacted by Hurricane Florence!

Text “FLORENCE” to 501501 to donate $10, or click the Donate button above.


Local Recovery Efforts

If you're in Horry County or would like to assist with the recovery efforts in Horry County, please go to

For information on how to assist with recovery efforts in North Carolina, please go to United Way of North Carolina's website.

We will continue to update this page with resources and information from local United Ways in South Carolina communities affected by flooding. 


Disaster Preparedness Resources

SC Hurricane Guide

Stay informed. We recommend that all residents download the SC Emergency Manager mobile app and visit for the most accurate and up-to-date information, tools, and resources related to Hurricane Florence. SC Emergency Manager app can help you find your evacuation zone and plan your departure and return. 

Follow the forecast. For the most current forecasts related to Hurricane Florence, visit and follow the National Hurricane Center.

Be prepared. Check out SCEMD's 2018 Hurricane Guide for information on how to prepare your household for the storm. A Spanish version is also available. If you will need early access to your agency after the evacuation, you may want to fill out a Post Disaster Re-entry form

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