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

December 20, 1999
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Although the deadline for disaster unemployment assistance passed on November 22, residents who were initially unemployed between September 18 and November 22 as a result of Hurricanes Floyd or Irene and who have not yet applied should visit their local Employment Security Commission (ESC) office. Every applicant for disaster unemployment assistance will be first considered for regular unemployment insurance (UI). Many applicants who do not meet the criteria for regular UI are eligible for disaster benefits.
December 20, 1999
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Disaster recovery officials urge victims of Hurricanes Floyd and Irene to visit their local Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) to take advantage now of services offered. The time they will remain open is limited. The eight remaining DRCs offer application assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan services, mental health counseling referrals, insurance information, disaster housing help, hazard mitigation information and a variety of other services.
December 17, 1999
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- State and federal disaster recovery officials announced today that disbursements to individuals and reimbursements to their communities had reached $726.5 million in the wake of Hurricanes Floyd and Irene.
December 16, 1999
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced a deadline extension this week to encourage any eligible residents who have yet to register for disaster aid to take advantage of the assistance and programs available. People in need of help after Hurricanes Floyd and Irene may not be registering for federal/state aid for many reasons. Sometimes disaster victims simply do not believe they are eligible for help and exclude themselves from available programs. The options range from disaster housing assistance to disaster unemployment benefits.
December 14, 1999
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina's hurricane victims will have additional time to register for federal and state assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Glenn C. Woodard, federal coordinating officer for the North Carolina recovery, today ordered the deadline extended to Tuesday, Jan. 18 because registrations continued to come in as the existing Dec. 14 deadline approached.
December 14, 1999
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Thanks to some federal disaster employees, the holidays should be a lot cheerier for some of Hurricane Floyd's smallest victims. Employees at the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Raleigh field office are busy organizing a holiday toy drive for children affected by the hurricane. The toys, which have been collected for the past week, will be distributed to children of flood victims by the Salvation Army's Greenville chapter starting December Fifteenth.

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