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

January 18, 2000
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- As the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) registration hotline continued to receive over 150 calls per day from people applying for disaster assistance, Federal Coordinating Officer Carlos Mitchell extended the deadline for the third time for victims of the 1999 hurricanes and floods, this time until February 17. Mitchell said, "It is clear that hundreds of North Carolinians, for whatever reasons, have not had the opportunity to seek the assistance for which they may be eligible. This new deadline, February 17, 2000, should give them that opportunity.
January 14, 2000
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- With the deadline for applying for federal and state recovery assistance from the floods of 1999 only four days away, January 18, $899 million has already been approved to help individuals and businesses recover from the disasters.The U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to lead in disaster assistance with $377.9 million in loans for home and property damage and economic losses for businesses.
January 12, 2000
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Victims of the 1999 hurricanes and floods are scrambling to register for recovery assistance as the deadline for accepting applications slipped to the less than a week. Next Tuesday, January 18, at 6 p.m. is cut off time for residents of the 66 disaster declared North Carolina counties to apply for assistance for a multitude of state and federal programs.
January 11, 2000
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Crisis counseling is still available for victims in 31 North Carolina counties whose lives were thrown into disarray by the devastating hurricanes and floods of 1999. Funded by an $868,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the program is administered by the state Department of Health and Human Services through its Division of Mental Health.
January 10, 2000
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Recovery officials for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the North Carolina Emergency Management Division (NCEMD) warned Carolinians today that winter storms, too, can be hazardous and present life-threatening situations if people are not alert and careful. Snow and ice storms can drop visibility to near zero and create extremely perilous, slick driving conditions. They also may lead to extended power failures and loss of other services and strand people at home.
January 7, 2000
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today released figures showing that North Carolina's storm victims have now received $834.1 million in disaster recovery assistance from federal and state agencies.Applications for help continue to come into the FEMA application hotline at an average rate of about 100 per day as the deadline for registration, January 18, rapidly approaches. Persons who suffered losses who have not yet applied are urged to call now: 1-800-462-9029 or TTY 1-800-462-7585 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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