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The unusually hot summer paired with the lingering recession has had Lowcountry residents scrambling for cash in order to pay their soaring utility bills.
Through June of this year, for cooling assistance alone, the federally funded Human Services Commission helped 1,873 households at a cost of $997,000. By comparison, last year it assisted 1,261 households during the same time span with $471,000.
The Post and Courier has a lengthy piece on the high cost of energy bills for June and July as well as an extensive list of who to call for those in need of help paying their utility bills.