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 6, 2000
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Twenty-one Dare County homes that were flooded during Hurricane Bonnie will be elevated above the 100-year flood plain in a cooperative effort between Dare County, the State of North Carolina and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The $793,050 cost of the project is funded 75 % by FEMA ($594,788) and 25 % by the State of North Carolina ($198,262).
January 6, 2000
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Federal and state emergency management officials today reminded victims of the 1999 floods that legal assistance is still available to them through the Young Lawyers Division of the North Carolina Bar Association. More than 750 requests for legal help from individuals who suffered personal or business losses have been handled by the Young Lawyers since last fall.
January 5, 2000
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Income tax time may turn into a limited blessing for North Carolina flood victims, who need all the help they can get to recover from the watery devastation of Hurricanes Dennis, Floyd and Irene.
January 4, 2000
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Home and business owners who suffered property and economic damages in last year's hurricanes and floods still have time to apply for loans from the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA). January 18 is the deadline to register for assistance by calling the Federal Emergency Management Agency's registration hotline: 1-800-462-9029 and TTY 1-800-462-7585.
December 22, 1999
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Six Hyde County homes flooded during Hurricane Bonnie in 1998 will be purchased by the county at a cost of $341,074. This action is a cooperative effort between Hyde County, the State of North Carolina and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). "This project will accomplish the goal of recovery from flooding using methods that preclude the chance of future damage to lives and property," said Gov. Jim Hunt. "At the same time, Hyde County will obtain valuable open space, an important asset as our state continues to grow."
December 21, 1999
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and state disaster recovery officials are warning hurricane and flood victims, who are trying to make the best of a bleak holiday season, to be extra careful in order to avoid further tragedy and losses. Many residents of eastern North Carolina are living in temporary housing or homes that still need repairs. In these unfamiliar surroundings may lurk the danger of explosion and fire. Here are some suggestions to help make the holidays festive and safe:

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