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 2, 2000
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the North Carolina Emergency Management Division today announced that the Pitt County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Greenville will close at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, February 4. This leaves only one of the original 19 DRCs established to serve people affected by the 1999 hurricanes and floods still open. The site in Tarboro at 3003 N. Main Street will remain open until further notice.
January 28, 2000
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- As North Carolina began to emerge from its worst snowstorm in history, people who suffered losses in the tragic hurricanes and floods of 1999 were still applying for and receiving assistance.Figures released today from the Federal Emergency Management Agency summed up federal and state recovery assistance for Hurricanes Floyd and Irene at a total of $948 million.
January 24, 2000
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Those affected by North Carolina's 1999 hurricanes and floods whose recovery needs have not yet been resolved are urged to visit any of the five disaster recovery centers (DRCs) still open or call the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Helpline. The FEMA Helpline number is 1-800-525-0321 or 1-800-462-7585 for persons with speech or hearing impairments. The line is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week.
January 21, 2000
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- During the week when the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) extended for another 30 days the period in which victims of Hurricanes Floyd and Irene might apply for recovery assistance, the amount paid from federal/state programs for the transition back to normalcy has reached $936.9 million."This will be well over a billion dollar disaster before we've finished here," said Carlos Mitchell, federal coordinating officer. "The people of North Carolina have suffered mightily as a result of the 1999 hurricanes and floods."
January 20, 2000
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolinians who have recently experienced the economic and personal disruptions of Hurricane Floyd and the 1999 floods may ease their anxiety about the next natural calamity by seeking coverage from the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Residents of more than 400, or 70%, of the state's communities are eligible to buy flood insurance, and more local governments are considering enrolling in the program as a consequence of the property destruction caused by Floyd.
January 19, 2000
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that it will close three disaster recovery centers by the end of the week. Five others will remain open. The centers, which have been in operation since Hurricane Floyd struck last September, are staffed with state and federal program personnel who can help people check on the current status of their applications or better understand what assistance may be available to them. New applications may only be made through the FEMA recovery Hotline at 1-800-462-9029 or TTY 1-800-462-7585.

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