North Carolina Hurricane Floyd & Irene (DR-1292)

Incident period: September 15, 1999 to November 2, 1999
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 16, 1999

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

September 15, 2000
News Release
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
News Release
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
News Release
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
News Release
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
News Release
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
News Release
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.


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