FEMA Assistance

The Major Disaster Declaration for the State of South Carolina (FEMA-4241-DR) has been amended to include Berkeley County for Individual Assistance.

Individuals (and small businesses) in Berkeley County who were victims of flood damage can register with FEMA the following ways:

1) Apply online at

2) Apply via smartphone at

Local Dialing and Area Code Changes

Due to the rapid growth of technology along with the ever increasing need for phone numbers, new mandated changes applying to phone service will soon become effective.

Effective 09/19/2015, 10-digit dialing will be required for all long distance AND local calling within the 843 area code.  For example, when dialing the Berkeley county switchboard number, you would dial 843-719-4234.  This method of dialing has been activated and you may begin using it at any time.