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 9, 1999
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- After facing successive hurricanes Dennis, Floyd and Irene and the accompanying downpours and flooding, 1999 was a year in which North Carolinians found themselves caught in flood-repair, flood-repair, flood-repair cycle.
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.
December 9, 1999
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The North Carolina Emergency Management Division is helping communities reduce the impact of disasters through its Hazard Mitigation Planning Initiative (HMPI). This effort will help communities include hazard mitigation principles in day-to-day decision-making of local governments. The development of local hazard mitigation plans will reduce the loss of life and property due to natural hazards.
December 8, 1999
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Duplin County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Wallace will close at noon on Saturday, December 11. Disaster officials said declining attendance did not warrant keeping the center open. Anyone who has registered may visit any of the eight other recovery centers to check the status of an application or get questions answered. Locations of the eight open centers may be obtained by calling the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-525-0321, open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to assist applicants.
December 6, 1999
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Life will be different during the holidays this year for an estimated 2,000 North Carolina families left homeless by Hurricane Floyd and now living temporarily in a travel trailer or mobile home.
December 6, 1999
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Mother Nature has given warnings of an urgent need for North Carolina to batten down and build "up," state and federal officials say. Eric Tolbert, director of the state Emergency Management Division (NCEMD), points out that the 1999 hurricane season was particularly hard on North Carolina. There were 12 named tropical storms, five of them major hurricanes. Hurricanes Dennis, Floyd and Irene caused massive destruction in the state, and the prediction for next year is more of the same.

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