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 5, 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 Henderson County beginning Friday, October 8. The mobile DRC will be available Friday, Saturday and Monday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. to assist residents and business owners affected by Tropical Storm Frances or Hurricane Ivan. The DRC is closed Sunday, October 10.
October 4, 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 Mitchell County beginning Friday, October 8. The mobile DRC will be available Friday, Saturday and Monday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. to assist residents and business owners affected by Tropical Storm Frances or Hurricane Ivan. The DRC is closed Sunday, October 10.
October 1, 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 Guilford County beginning Monday, October 4. The mobile DRC will be available Monday through Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. to assist residents and business owners affected by Tropical Storm Frances or Hurricane Ivan.
October 1, 2004
News Release
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Many North Carolina victims of the severe weather that occurred from Tropical Storm Frances or Hurricane Ivan have called the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) to register for disaster assistance and, afterwards, received a loan application from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
October 1, 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 temporary Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Watauga County beginning Tuesday, October 5. The DRC will be available Tuesday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. to assist residents and business owners affected by Tropical Storm Frances or Hurricane Ivan. Location: National Guard Armory274 Hunting Hills LaneBoone, N.C. 28607
September 30, 2004
News Release
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- North Carolina residents have received nearly $2 million in aid since President Bush issued a disaster declaration Sept. 18 following Hurricane Ivan. According to 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), the money represents $1.5 million in housing assistance and $458,000 in assistance for other needs such as medical and dental expenses, personal property, transportation and funeral costs.

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