Damage Assessment data aggregated by county can demonstrate a county's need for a Presidential Disaster Declaration, which would allow emergency funds from FEMA Individual Assistance (IA), FEMA Public Assistance (PA) and Small Business Administration (SBA) loans to become available. Reporting damages to the City of Charleston or other respective jurisdiction helps us to ensure that all damages are documented and collect homeowners' contact information to provide subsequent recovery updates
Building damages in the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) or regulated floodplain will be assessed for Substantial Damages. Substantial Damage Determinations can be used to receive assistance in the form of an Increased Cost of Compliance (ICC) payment or flood mitigation grant.
If you find damage on your property due to flooding or other storm events, please report it here: