North Carolina Tropical Storm Frances (DR-1546)
Incident period: September 7, 2004 to September 12, 2004
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 10, 2004
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
November 17, 2004
Disaster Assistance For Tropical Storm Frances And Hurricane Ivan Tops $44 Million Dollars In North Carolina
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Money to help North Carolinians whose lives were severely disrupted by the ravages of two major storms in a one-month period continues to flow into disaster-stricken areas. Since President Bush issued two separate disaster declarations for North Carolina in September, federal and state aid has surpassed $44.5 million dollars as of November 16, with 19,645 registrants to date seeking assistance for losses suffered from Tropical Storm Frances and/or Hurricane Ivan.
November 12, 2004
When the Swannanoa River broke its banks and swamped the Biltmore business district of Asheville, N.C. in early September 2004, tough new building ordinances kept a number of businesses high and dry. Unfortunately, many older buildings surrounding them suffered extensive flood damage, and in some cases, were destroyed.
November 11, 2004
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), has produced another installment of the “Ask FEMA” column for publication in newspapers throughout disaster-impacted states. This column provides important disaster recovery information to those impacted by recent disasters.
November 11, 2004
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- North Carolina residents have received $20,593,254 in assistance since President Bush issued a disaster declaration Sept. 10 following Tropical Storm Frances.
November 5, 2004
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) toll-free disaster assistance registration lines begin new hours. Effective Sunday November 7, 2004, the toll-free registration line will be available from 6 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week.
November 4, 2004
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- North Carolina residents who suffered damages from Tropical Storm Frances or Hurricane Ivan now have until December 17 to register for federal and state disaster assistance, officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the North Carolina Department of Crime Control and Public Safety's Division of Emergency Management (CCPS-DEM) announced.