The Federal Emergency Management Agency and other authorities have opened a disaster recovery center on Johns Island to assist survivors of last month’s record-breaking floods.

The center will be open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday until further notice, according to a news release. It is located at the Berkeley Electric Cooperative, 3351 Maybank Highway.

Officials from FEMA, the state Emergency Management Division, U.S. Small Business Administration and other agencies will be on hand to answer questions about disaster assistance and low-interest loans, the release said.

FEMA and other officials will also be available 7 p.m. Tuesday to answer questions during a community meeting hosted by Dorchester County Council at 500 N. Main St., in Summerville, a release said.

The state Department of Transportation will begin its final pickup of flood-related debris Nov. 16 in Berkeley, Dorchester, Clarendon, Lexington, Richland, Sumter and Williamsburg counties.

For instructions on how to separate and place debris for pickup, visit

To register for aid, go to or call the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362.

For more information, go to

Reach Christina Elmore at (843) 937-5908.

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