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Collection: North Carolina Severe Storms & Tornadoes

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North Carolina Severe Storms, Tornadoes, And Flooding (DR-1969). Declared on 04/19/2011.
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September 20, 2013
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  • FEMA officials deliver the first temporary home in North Carolina as residents continue to recover from the deadly tornadoes on April 16, 2011.

    First Temporary Home in North Carolina

    Video by Earl Boyd
    FEMA officials deliver the first temporary home in North Carolina as residents continue to recover from the deadly tornadoes on April 16, 2011.
  • A Disaster Recovery Center can provide a survivor with information about assistance available from state and federal agencies.  Here's the story of a disaster survivor going through various stations at a disaster recovery center.

    The Disaster Recovery Center Process

    Video by Earl Boyd
    A Disaster Recovery Center can provide a survivor with information about assistance available from state and federal agencies. Here's the story of a disaster survivor going through various stations at a disaster recovery center.
  • North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan toured FEMA's Joint Field Office in Garner, North Carolina

    Senator Hagan Visits North Carolina Joint Field Office

    Video by Earl Boyd
    North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan toured FEMA's Joint Field Office in Garner, North Carolina
  • Home inspections are underway in North Carolina for homeowners seeking assistance from FEMA  following
April’s tornadoes and severe storms.

    Home Inspection

    Video by Earl Boyd
    Home inspections are underway in North Carolina for homeowners seeking assistance from FEMA following April’s tornadoes and severe storms.
  • North Carolina and federal emergency management officials are urging storm survivors from the April 16 severe storms and tornadoes to use their disaster funds wisely and only for their intended purpose.

    Using FEMA Disaster Assistance Wisely

    Video by Earl Boyd
    North Carolina and federal emergency management officials are urging storm survivors from the April 16 severe storms and tornadoes to use their disaster funds wisely and only for their intended purpose.
  • North Carolina’s Governor is cautioning residents to be alert for scam artists looking to take advantage of those who suffered damage and loss during April’s tornadoes and severe storms.

    Identifying Disaster Fraud and Scams

    Video by Earl Boyd
    North Carolina’s Governor is cautioning residents to be alert for scam artists looking to take advantage of those who suffered damage and loss during April’s tornadoes and severe storms.
  • North Carolina and FEMA officials are continuing the disaster recovery process one month after deadly tornadoes and severe storms struck the state.  Officials from FEMA, the Small Business Administration, and the state North Carolina encourage those who sustained losses in eligible counties to apply for assistance.

    North Carolina Recovery - One Month Later

    Video by Earl Boyd
    North Carolina and FEMA officials are continuing the disaster recovery process one month after deadly tornadoes and severe storms struck the state. Officials from FEMA, the Small Business Administration, and the state North Carolina encourage those who sustained losses in eligible counties to apply for assistance.
  • Once a disaster is declared by the President, a collection of men and women are given a special mission: build and staff a Joint Field Office where FEMA and the state can coordinate disaster recovery - within three days. From a Joint Field Office, FEMA coordinates the disaster response and recovery efforts in those areas affected by disasters.

    Building a Joint Field Office

    Video by Earl Boyd
    Once a disaster is declared by the President, a collection of men and women are given a special mission: build and staff a Joint Field Office where FEMA and the state can coordinate disaster recovery - within three days. From a Joint Field Office, FEMA coordinates the disaster response and recovery efforts in those areas affected by disasters.
  • They are usually the first in, and the last to leave when a disaster strikes. Armies of volunteers and organizations turn out to assist their neighbors in the cleanup and recovery process, and act as a valuable part of the emergency management team.

    Volunteers Active in North Carolina Recovery

    Video by Earl Boyd
    They are usually the first in, and the last to leave when a disaster strikes. Armies of volunteers and organizations turn out to assist their neighbors in the cleanup and recovery process, and act as a valuable part of the emergency management team.
  • DAWG HAUS is an acronym for the techniques of building stronger, safer, homes. FEMA’s Mitigation team partnered with the West Johnston High School Shop Class, in Benson, NC to build a model that demonstrates how these techniques strengthen a structure.

    Building Stronger Structures Through DAWG HAUS

    Video by Earl Boyd
    DAWG HAUS is an acronym for the techniques of building stronger, safer, homes. FEMA’s Mitigation team partnered with the West Johnston High School Shop Class, in Benson, NC to build a model that demonstrates how these techniques strengthen a structure.
  • FEMA Mitigation assists in the rebuilding to he historic and massive outbreak of tornadoes across many Southern States of 2011.

    MITIGATION: The Tornado Outbreak of 2011 (EKE)

    Video by John McDerMott
    FEMA Mitigation assists in the rebuilding to he historic and massive outbreak of tornadoes across many Southern States of 2011.
  • An animated illustration of the key Safe Room design elements that give a Safe Room "near abdolute protection" from a severe storm, tornado or hurricane.

    What Makes a Safe Room Safe? (EKE)

    Video by John McDerMott
    An animated illustration of the key Safe Room design elements that give a Safe Room "near abdolute protection" from a severe storm, tornado or hurricane.
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