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

September 21, 2004
News Release
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- As flood victims turn their energy and resources to cleaning up, repairing, and replacing their damaged property, trusting people with disrupted lives make an easy mark for con artists. Officials of the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the North Carolina Crime Control’s Division of Emergency Management (NCC-DEM) caution disaster victims that FEMA inspectors do not ask for personal information such as Social Security or bank account information.
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
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that President Bush has ordered federal disaster aid to help people in western North Carolina still reeling from Tropical Storm Frances earlier this month recover from the effects of Hurricane Ivan.

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