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May 16, 2011
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- One month of intense recovery efforts have helped thousands of survivors begin to heal and rebuild after severe storms, rain and 28 tornadoes swept across a third of North Carolina on April 16.  Just three days after the storms, Gov. Perdue requested and received a presidential disaster declaration for North Carolina, making federal financial assistance available to help individuals and communities.
May 13, 2011
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RALEIGH, N.C. -- Federal and state disaster assistance grants and loans add up to nearly $9 million a month after severe storms and tornadoes struck North Carolina. This week, Tyrrell County was added to President Obama's disaster declaration which means people in 19 counties can apply for federal assistance for damage and loss resulting from the April 16 severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. N.C. Emergency Management and Federal Emergency Management Agency staff continue to work in partnership to help affected communities recover.
May 13, 2011
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RALEIGH, N.C. -- A mobile Disaster Recovery Center will be open in Wilson County on Thursday, May 19, and Friday, May 20. The center will be open from noon to 7 p.m. on Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday. Wilson County Rescue Building1902 South Tarboro St.Wilson, NC 27893
May 13, 2011
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RALEIGH, N.C. -- Disaster Recovery Centers in Bertie, Bladen and Lee counties will continue to operate for one more week and then close at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 21. "Our disaster recovery center operations are adjusting hours and locations to serve areas where a need is identified," said Doug Hoell the state's Director of Emergency Management.?
May 13, 2011
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RALEIGH, N.C. -- A mobile Disaster Recovery Center will be open in Halifax County for three days next week for those needing help because of severe weather last month. Hours will be noon to 7 p.m. Monday, May 16, and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, May 17 and 18. T.J. Davis Rec Center400 E. 6th St.Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
May 12, 2011
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RALEIGH, N.C. -- State and federal disaster assistance is bringing needed financial help to homeowners, renters and business owners who suffered damage or loss as a result of the April 16 severe storms and tornadoes.  But state and federal emergency management officials are urging storm survivors to use disaster funds wisely and only for their intended purpose.
May 11, 2011
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RALEIGH, N.C. -- Disaster Recovery Centers in Greene, Harnett, Johnston, Pitt and Sampson counties will close at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 14. “We extended the Saturday hours in Pitt and Sampson counties so we can be absolutely sure that folks in those two counties have a chance to get help,” said Doug Hoell, the state’s Director of Emergency Management. 
May 11, 2011
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- People in 19 North Carolina counties who sustained losses from the storms and tornadoes that struck on April 16 can speed the process of getting state and federal disaster assistance with these tips: Register and File
May 11, 2011
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RALEIGH, N.C. --Safe-rebuilding specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be in Fayetteville, Jacksonville and Raleigh for several days to provide free rebuilding information and answer questions about how to strengthen property. “Home and business owners could save a lot of time and money if they strengthen their property during a major overhaul,” said Mike Bolch, federal coordinating officer for FEMA in North Carolina.  “We have several proven measures for property owners to consider.” FEMA mitigation advisors will be at the following locations:
May 10, 2011
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RALEIGH, N.C. -- For many North Carolinians recovering from the onslaught of tornadoes on April 16, completing a disaster loan application is an essential step in recovery. Funds to repair or replace tornado-damaged real estate and personal property (including automobiles) may come in the form of low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

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