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

February 11, 2000
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The total of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and state funds committed for the North Carolina recovery effort from Hurricanes Floyd and Irene this week surpassed $1 billion.With the deadline for registering for recovery assistance rapidly approaching, registrations for assistance in the 66 counties declared as disaster areas by the President in the aftermath of the 1999 storms reached 83,369. The deadline to get on the rolls for recovery help is next Thursday, February 17.
February 10, 2000
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Thursday, Feb. 17 is the final day for North Carolinians who suffered losses from Hurricanes Floyd and Irene to apply for disaster assistance. With the deadline looming, nearly 300 people have registered so far this week, bringing the total number of North Carolinians who have registered to 83,697. To apply, call the FEMA Hotline now at 1-800-462-9029 (TTY 1-800-462-7585). After Thursday, Feb. 17, it will be too late.
February 9, 2000
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- As part of acquisition programs funded by the state of North Carolina and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Lenoir and Johnston counties and the cities of Farmville, Kinston, Tarboro and Wilson will receive a total of $32.8 million to purchase 566 homes damaged by flooding caused by Hurricanes Floyd and Irene. After purchasing the homes, the local governments will maintain the land as open space on which no structures can be built. In many cases, governments destroy the homes and create a green space for public use.
February 8, 2000
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Hurricane survivors who don't qualify for federal and state disaster aid or whose needs aren't fully met by such assistance may receive help from the interfaith organizations and other recovery groups which provide money, materials, volunteer labor and referrals to hurricane survivors in North Carolina counties.
February 4, 2000
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Federal/state disaster assistance for damages from Hurricanes Floyd and Irene now totals $955.5 million, and 83,321 applications have been received from individuals and business owners in the 66 North Carolina counties approved for disaster aid.Renters, homeowners and business owners have until Thursday, February 17, 2000 to register for disaster assistance by calling 1-800-462-9029, Monday through Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (TTY: 1-800-462-7585).
February 3, 2000
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- State and federal disaster recovery officials advise North Carolina residents who have disaster-related damage to be extremely careful when hiring contractors to clean-up and repair their homes and businesses. "Scam artists are often ready to seize an opportunity to capitalize on the misfortune of others," Carlos Mitchell of FEMA warns. The North Carolina Attorney General's Office and the Better Business Bureau offer the following "Consumer Beware" suggestions:

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