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 13, 1999
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- HURRY. HURRY. There may be 12 shopping days left until Christmas, but there's only one day left for those who suffered losses from Hurricanes Floyd or Irene to apply for federal and state assistance. After 6 p.m. tomorrow - Dec. 14 - it'll be too late.
December 10, 1999
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Nearly three months after two successive hurricanes inundated much of eastern North Carolina, federal and state assistance to its 66 disaster-declared counties has reached $698.4 million.Led by spending for direct assistance to individuals and families, reimbursement to the state and local governments for infrastructure damage and loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), assistance is going out at an average rate of $8 million a day.
December 9, 1999
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Residents of disaster counties who are facing eviction or mortgage foreclosure as a result of Hurricanes Floyd or Irene should see whether they qualify for mortgage and rental assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). To qualify for the program, applicants need to prove the following:
December 9, 1999
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Residents of Avon, Kitty Hawk and Belhaven who are rebuilding hurricane- damaged structures will have an opportunity next week to learn some construction techniques that can make their properties more disaster-resistant. A mobile demonstration van will visit those communities Dec. 14, 15 and 16 so that Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) specialists can provide information and answer questions on ways to incorporate greater disaster resistance in rebuilding.
December 9, 1999
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- There's not much time left - only one more week for people who suffered losses during Hurricanes Floyd and Irene to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for federal and state disaster assistance. The application period closes next Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m. After that date, it will be too late.
December 9, 1999
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Thousands of North Carolina's hurricane victims are awaiting a vote by local officials that will determine whether they will get help in recovering from their losses. Officials in some 30 flood-damaged communities in the disaster area are currently considering whether to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which would make federal and state disaster assistance as well as flood insurance available to their residents.

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