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 2, 2004
News Release
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- North Carolina residents have received $18,188,998 in assistance since President Bush issued a disaster declaration Sept. 10 following Tropical Storm Frances.
November 2, 2004
News Release
ASHEVILLE, NC -- As North Carolinians recover from the effects of both Tropical Storm Frances and Hurricane Ivan, they face the challenge of rebuilding their lives, and rebuilding their homes. While the impact of these storms is still powerful, residents may want to prepare themselves and their families, as well as their homes and businesses, for the possibility of another disaster in the future.
October 26, 2004
News Release
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- North Carolinians affected by Tropical Storm Frances, who have not yet registered for federal disaster assistance, have only two more weeks to apply. Tuesday, November 9, 2004, is the last day to file applications for most disaster assistance programs, according to federal and state disaster recovery officials.
October 25, 2004
News Release
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- North Carolina disaster victims who lost work because of Hurricane Ivan or Tropical Storm Frances and have not yet applied for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) have only one more week to apply.
October 22, 2004
News Release
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Any attempt to file for disaster aid under false pretenses is fraud, officials warn. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the North Carolina Department of Crime Control and Public Safety’s Division of Emergency Management are working to identify the small percentage of disaster assistance applicants who may be trying to cash in on the misfortune of others. This is a rare occurrence during disaster recovery. However, when it does happen, FEMA has a responsibility to take action.
October 20, 2004
News Release
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- North Carolina disaster victims who lost work because of Tropical Storm Frances and have not yet applied for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) have only one more week to apply. Thursday, Oct. 27, 2004, is the last day to file for DUA, according to federal and state disaster recovery officials for qualified citizens of Alexander, Bladen, Cabarrus, Catawba, Cleveland, Columbus, Cumberland, Gaston, Hoke, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Scotland, Robeson and Union counties.

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