Disaster Recovery: Finding Assistance & Resources
- SCEMD.org has the latest information for resources like emergency food distribution sites and disaster unemployment assistance.
- SBP USA has several resource guides available to help survivors navigate the recovery process:
If your home suffered extensive damage from a disaster event, the cost to repair the structure may trigger your local municipality’s requirement to upgrade to current codes and standards.
- If you need legal assistance, refer to SC Legal Services.
What You Can Do to Help Communities Affected by Hurricane Dorian
If you're interested in volunteering but don't have an organization that you usually work with, you can go to VolunteerSC.org 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 Dorian Long-Term 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 Dorian Recovery Fund will be distributed to local United Ways in the affected areas.
Click the Donate button above.
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
Stay informed. We recommend that all residents download the SC Emergency Manager mobile app and visit SCEMD.org for the most accurate and up-to-date information, tools, and resources related to Hurricane Dorian. 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 Dorian, visit and follow the National Hurricane Center.
Be prepared. Check out SCEMD's 2019 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.