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December 6, 2010
RALEIGH, N.C. -- There is just one week remaining to register for disaster assistance for losses suffered as a result Tropical Storm Nicole.
November 19, 2010
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. -- Five weeks after the federal disaster declaration for Tropical Storm Nicole, nearly $5.6 million in assistance has flowed to residents in 14 eastern North Carolina counties. Of that figure:
November 16, 2010
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. -- While state-federal Disaster Recovery Centers – the most visible aspect of the response – closed on Saturday, Federal Emergency Management Agency staff is still in eastern North Carolina, working with state and local emergency managers to assist people who were affected by Tropical Storm Nicole. FEMA's telephone Helpline is still available seven days a week so that North Carolinians can register for federal assistance, learn the status of their application or get help understanding correspondence they receive from FEMA.
November 12, 2010
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. -- Eastern North Carolina residents have received more than $5.1 million in federal and state grants and loans during the past four weeks to help them recover from severe storms and flooding caused by Tropical Storm Nicole. “All remaining Disaster Recovery Centers are closing tomorrow, but disaster assistance is still available to eligible homeowners and renters who register by Dec. 13 with the Federal Emergency Management Agency,” State Emergency Management Director Doug Hoell said.
November 11, 2010
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. -- Disaster Recovery Centers that have been helping North Carolinians recover from Tropical Storm Nicole will close after this week. "Nearly 2,900 people have visited Disaster Recovery Centers in 14 counties since the first center opened the day after President Obama's disaster declaration," state Emergency Management Director Doug Hoell said.
November 10, 2010
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. -- Weather happens. Sometimes it's severe enough to be a disaster, like the flooding and wind damage Tropical Storm Nicole caused in eastern North Carolina. You can take steps before the next disaster to protect your family and minimize property damage. It's called "hazard mitigation."
November 9, 2010
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. -- Repairing or rebuilding a flood-damaged home? Working on ways to make your home more disaster-resistant? Have questions about flood insurance? Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 10, Federal Emergency Management Agency mitigation specialists will be at five Lowe's home improvement stores to provide advice and free publications to help North Carolinians rebuild safer and stronger and protect lives and property from damaging winds, flooding and other threats.
November 8, 2010
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. -- Flooding is one of the most common natural disasters in the United States. No one knows this better than eastern North Carolinians, who are now recovering from flooding caused by Tropical Storm Nicole. "Anywhere it rains, it can flood. You don't have to live near water to be at risk of flooding," says Ron Haltermon, FEMA National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) group supervisor for this disaster.
November 6, 2010
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. -- The Disaster Recovery Center serving Brunswick County will be open next week. It had been scheduled to close today, but state and federal disaster recovery officials determined there was still a need to reach North Carolinians in that area who suffered damages and loss as a result of Tropical Storm Nicole. The center location: BRUNSWICK COUNTYGovernment Complex Building G20 Referendum DriveBolivia, NC 28422
November 5, 2010
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. – State and federal disaster assistance is bringing needed financial help to homeowners, renters and business owners in 14 counties who suffered damages as a result of Tropical Storm Nicole. However, those payments come with some words of advice from the North Carolina Division of Emergency Management and Federal Emergency Management Agency: Use disaster funds wisely and only for their intended purpose. To date, disaster grants and loans totaling more than $3 million have been approved.