North Carolina Hurricane Ivan (DR-1553)

Incident period: September 16, 2004 to September 23, 2004
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 18, 2004

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

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 13, 2004
News Release
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- North Carolina disaster victims who lost work because of Hurricane Ivan and have not yet applied for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) have only one more week to apply. Thursday, Oct. 21, 2004, is the last day to file for DUA, according to federal and state disaster recovery officials for qualified citizens of Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Transylvania, Watauga and Yancey counties.
October 11, 2004
News Release
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Officials of the 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) report that, to date, $5,927,476 has been given in aid to victims of Hurricane Ivan.
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 9, 2004
News Release
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Federal funding for crisis counseling has been approved in the form of a grant for North Carolina’s counties damaged by Hurricane Ivan. Federal and state disaster recovery officials are reminding those in declared counties that help is just a phone call away. Those counties declared disaster areas as a result of Hurricane Ivan include Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Transylvania, and Yancey.

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