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

September 19, 2004
News Release
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- State and federal officials announced the opening of a temporary Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Jackson County to assist those with damages from Tropical Storm Frances and Hurricane Ivan. The temporary DRC hours and location are:
September 18, 2004
News Release
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) for Haywood County in Clyde will reopen at noon on Sunday, September 19. 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 (CCPS) Division of Emergency Management recommend that those with questions about disaster assistance come to the DRC to talk to recovery specialists. The center will be open from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday and will be located at:
September 18, 2004
News Release
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open at noon on Sunday, September 19, to speed assistance to residents affected by recent severe storms and flooding due to Tropical Storm Frances, 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. The center will be open from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday and will be located at:
September 16, 2004
News Release
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Because of impending severe weather and concern for the safety of people traveling to the recovery centers in North Carolina, the Disaster Recovery Centers in Clyde and Woodfin will close at noon Friday, according to officials from the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and North Carolina Department of Crime Control and Public Safety's (CCPS) Division of Emergency Management (NCEM). The Disaster Recovery Centers will reopen as soon as it is safe for the public to travel to the centers.
September 16, 2004
News Release
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Only five days after President Bush declared 15 North Carolina counties disaster areas, the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency has disbursed $1,124,642 million to individuals who suffered damages from Tropical Storm Frances.

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