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. -- 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. -- 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. -- 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 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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