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

October 18, 2004
News Release
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- North Carolina residents have received $6,531,786 in aid since President Bush issued a disaster declaration Sept. 10 following Tropical Storm Frances.
October 18, 2004
News Release
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Clyde in Haywood County and Woodfin in Buncombe County will convert to U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Loan Assistance Centers on Thursday, October 21. The Loan Assistance Centers will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through October 30. They will be closed Sunday, October 24. The center in Clyde is located in the Clyde Municipal Building at 8437 Carolina Boulevard. The Woodfin center is located in the Woodfin Volunteer Fire Department at 20 New Street.
October 14, 2004
News Release
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Clyde in Haywood County and Woodfin in Buncombe County will close at 6 p.m. October 20, according to 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 (CCPS-DEM).
October 9, 2004
News Release
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Officials of 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 announce the opening of a mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in McDowell County beginning Wednesday, October 13. The mobile DRC will be available Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. to assist residents and business owners affected by Tropical Storm Frances or Hurricane Ivan.
October 8, 2004
News Release
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Officials at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) report that only 10 percent of SBA loan applications distributed to those who have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have been returned.
October 8, 2004
News Release
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Federal disaster assistance for local governments in Macon, Henderson and Jackson counties has been expanded, according to officials of the U. S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The three counties received damage to infrastructure during Tropical Storm Frances.

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