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October 18, 2000
Disaster Federal Register Notice
September 15, 2000
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On the first anniversary of the Hurricane Floyd disaster, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of North Carolina today announced an historic agreement to develop a model program to maintain accurate, up-to-date flood hazard information for the state. This first in the nation agreement is designed to reduce risks from future floods and build safer communities.
September 7, 2000
RALEIGH, N.C. -- A year after Hurricane Floyd struck North Carolina on September 15 and 16, federal and state disaster assistance provided to North Carolina residents has reached more than 1.9 billion dollars.
June 21, 2000
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Disaster aid to North Carolinians affected by hurricanes Floyd and Dennis has reached nearly $1.2 billion, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and North Carolina recovery officials said today. In all, 86,954 people registered with FEMA to see if they were eligible for federal and state Hurricane Floyd and Hurricane Dennis disaster assistance in the 167 days the registration period was open - September 15, 1999 to February 29, 2000.
May 8, 2000
U.S. Commerce Secretary Daley and FEMA Director Witt Announce Release of Assessment of the Economic Impact of Hurricane Floyd on North Carolina Communities
Washington, D.C. May 8, 2000 -- U.S. Commerce Secretary William M. Daley and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Director James Lee Witt today announced the release of an assessment of the economic effects of Hurricane Floyd on North Carolina communities. The assessment was completed by the Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) at the request of FEMA.
April 19, 2000
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The acquisition of more than 1,000 Hurricane Floyd damaged structures at a cost of nearly $67 million has been approved by federal and state officials in the seven months since the storm struck North Carolina, federal and state disaster recovery officials said today.Federal Coordinating Officer Carlos Mitchell of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said, "Altogether, the buyout of 1,065 homes have been approved at a cost of $66.7 million."
March 10, 2000
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Next week, it will have been six months since Hurricane Floyd moved into eastern North Carolina bringing high winds and a deluge of up to 29 inches of rain in some locales. Just a month later Hurricane Irene brought another assault and more misery to the same area.During that half year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), and the state of North Carolina have paid or authorized more than $1.08 billion in disaster recovery assistance.
March 6, 2000
RALEIGH, N.C. -- When the deadline passed last Tuesday evening for registering for federal and state assistance for recovery from Hurricanes Floyd and Irene and their attendant floods, 87,290 eastern North Carolinians who had suffered losses had signed up for help.The registration period was open 167 days from the date the President declared 66 of the state's counties major disaster areas on September 16, 1999.
February 24, 2000
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The last of the 19 fixed-site and three mobile disaster recovery centers set up by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) last September and October to assist those affected by Hurricanes Floyd and Irene will close at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 29.
February 22, 2000
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The end of the month is the end of the line for people who still have not registered for state and federal programs to aid them in recovery from Hurricanes Floyd and Irene and the subsequent flooding. In just one week, on Tuesday, February 29, the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) recovery Hotline is scheduled to top accepting applications for the entire range of federal and state programs designed to help people ut their lives on the road to normalcy following a natural disaster.