Severe Weather Recovery

Click to learn more about SBA’s offer of assistance to S.C. residents impacted by tornadoes, severe storms and straight-lined winds from the storms of April 12-13, 2020.

If you experienced damage due to a storm, remember to:

  1. Secure the area - such as looking for dangerous fallen power lines or gas leaks - stay away from these areas if you notice such damage and call your insurance agent.
  2. If the area is safe, take photos of the damage and then take steps to mitigate any further damage that could happen. For example, if there is a hole in your roof, take steps to cover the area with a tarp to prevent further damage to the inside of your home.
  3. Immediately file a claim with your insurance company. Keep all photos and receipts, these will be useful in processing your claim.
  4. If you need help finding your company’s insurance claims number, please click here.

How We Can Help:

Our Office of Consumer Services can help answer your questions about  property insurance or other types of insurance. 

During this time of COVID-19 our team is available by phone or email only. They can be reached during normal business hours, Monday to Friday through email at or through the phone at 803-737-6180 / toll-free: 1-800-768-3467.

Helpful Resources:

Be Prepared

twister-303892_12802020 Severe Weather Data Call

The SCDOI Director, Ray Farmer, issued a data call for the sever storms that impacts S.C. April 12-13th. You can read this data call by clicking here