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 23, 1999
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Renters, homeowners and business owners in the 66 North Carolina counties designated a major disaster area may find help through a variety of programs, federal and state officials today reminded victims of the storm. "We're doing everything within our power to make sure services are quickly provided to those who need them," said Glenn Woodard, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) official coordinating federal response and recovery efforts in North Carolina.
September 23, 1999
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The first three disaster recovery centers (DRCs) will be opened Monday in Wilson, Tarboro and Rocky Mount to further serve the recovery needs of Hurricane Floyd victims in 66 storm-ravaged North Carolina counties. More centers will open soon. The centers will be staffed with representatives of federal, state and voluntary agencies who can answer questions about assistance available to residents of the counties designated as a major disaster area by President Clinton. Location of the first three centers and their operation hours are:
September 23, 1999
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Flooding spawned by Hurricane Floyd's 15 to 20-inch rains in eastern North Carolina have resulted in many questions about federal and state programs that provide direct grants to homeowners who suffered losses to dwellings or personal property. Of the 66 counties declared a major disaster area by President Clinton, flooding has affected all to some degree, and rivers aren't expected to crest until mid-week.
September 17, 1999
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Long-term recovery assistance for families and businesses affected by Hurricane Floyd is now available through the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) disaster loan program, SBA Administrator Aida Alvarez said today. President Clinton authorized federal assistance yesterday in the aftermath of the storms and floods caused by Hurricane Floyd. Under the declaration, residents and business owners in 66 North Carolina counties are eligible to apply for SBA's low-interest disaster loans.
September 16, 1999
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Federal disaster aid for North Carolina was authorized today to help families and businesses recover from the effects of Hurricane Floyd, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA Director James Lee Witt said the President authorized the assistance this afternoon under a major disaster declaration requested by Gov. James B. Hunt, Jr. The declaration covers damage to private and public property from Floyd that began buffeting the state's coastline on September 15.

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