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May 9, 2011
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- A disaster recovery center will open Tuesday, May 10, in Sampson County at the county’s Human Services Building to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by the April 16 storms and tornadoes. The center will be open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The center will close at noon on Saturday, May 14.
May 9, 2011
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- A disaster recovery center will open Tuesday, May 10, in Pitt County at the Farmville Community Center to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by the April 16 storms and tornadoes. The Pitt County center will be open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The center will close at noon on Saturday, May 14.
May 8, 2011
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- As communities begin their fourth week of recovery from devastating tornadoes, mobile disaster recovery centers offer storm survivors in-person help to apply for federal and state assistance. “If you applied for FEMA assistance and you receive a letter you don’t understand, please let us know,” said Mike Bolch, federal coordinating officer for FEMA in North Carolina. “And keep us posted if your phone number or address changes or you get information from your insurance company.”
May 7, 2011
Disaster Federal Register Notice
May 6, 2011
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Federal and state grants and loans totaling more than $5 million have been approved to help North Carolinians in 18 counties recover from the April 16 severe storms and tornadoes. Through Wednesday, May 4, 2011:
May 5, 2011
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Disaster Recovery Centers in North Carolina counties continue full service six days a week to help North Carolinians who suffered losses and damage as a result of April’s severe storms, tornadoes and flooding.  “As of this weekend, the centers will no longer be open on Sundays,” said Doug Hoell, the state’s Director of Emergency Management. “However, the massive job of helping North Carolinians rebuild and recover will continue.” In-person help continues to be available Monday through Saturday – 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
May 5, 2011
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. – Halifax County’s disaster recovery center will close at noon Saturday, May 7. Those whose homes or businesses were affected by recent storms and tornadoes can continue to get in-person help from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday. After Saturday, disaster survivors can still call 800-621-FEMA (3362) or register online at www.disasterassistance.gov. The center is located at the T.J. Davis Rec Center, 400 East 6th St., Roanoke Rapids.
May 5, 2011
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Wilson County’s disaster recovery center will close at noon Saturday, May 7. Those whose homes or businesses were affected by recent storms and tornadoes can continue to get in-person help from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday. After Saturday, disaster survivors can still call 800-621-FEMA (3362) or register online at www.disasterassistance.gov. The center is located at the Vester Toyota Building, 900 US Highway 301 North, Wilson, NC.
May 4, 2011
News Release
Q: What is the cost of installing a safe room in a new home or small business? A: Costs for construction of both vary across the United States. The cost for constructing a safe room which can double as a master closet, bathroom, or utility room, inside a new home or small business can range from approximately $4,500 to $8,500. This budget would provide an 8-foot by 8-foot safe room. A 14-foot by 14-foot safe room could cost $15,000 to $25,000. Costs vary significantly depending on the following factors:
May 4, 2011
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Safe-rebuilding specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be in Fayetteville and Garner for several days to provide free rebuilding information and answer questions about how to strengthen property.

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