Sep 17 2004

Hollings and Graham Push for Federal Funding to Help Hurricane Victims

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Fritz Hollings (D-SC) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) today announced they will combine the resources of their offices to aggressively push for federal funding to help alleviate the financial burden placed on families and businesses as a result of destruction caused by Hurricanes Ivan and Frances. “Senator Hollings and I are closely monitoring those counties affected by recent hurricanes and tornados and will aggressively pursue federal aid for those areas that qualify,” said Graham. “Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have suffered as a result of these storms. Senator Hollings and I will do everything within our power to help the state receive appropriate and timely relief from the federal government.” "When you think of hurricanes, you think of the coastal areas. But we've seen over the last few weeks, the Upstate has suffered. We will work together to repair the damages and provide assistance to hurricane victims all over the state," said Senator Hollings. This year, South Carolina has been affected by Hurricanes Charley, Francis, Ivan and Tropical Storms Bonnie and Gaston. Following Tropical Storm Gaston, Berkeley, Charleston and Williamsburg counties were declared federal disaster areas. ####