North Carolina Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding (DR-1969)
Incident period: April 16, 2011
Major Disaster Declaration declared on April 19, 2011
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
June 21, 2011
FEMA EXTENDS DISASTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE TO JULY 5 RALEIGH, NC. – People in 19 North Carolina counties who suffered damage and loss as a result of the April 16 storms and tornadoes have 15 more days to register for federal disaster assistance. The new deadline is Tuesday, July 5.
June 17, 2011
EDITORS: A county breakdown for Individual Assistance follows this news release. DISASTER AID: $15 MILLION TO INDIVIDUALS, $8 MILLION TO GOVERNMENTS RALEIGH, N.C. – Federal and state disaster assistance grants and loans totaling more than $15.2 million are helping North Carolina homeowners, renters and businesses recover from the severe storms and tornadoes of April 16.
June 16, 2011
MAKE DAD’S DAY SAFER – GIVE HIM A WEATHER RADIO RALEIGH, N.C. – Father’s Day is Sunday. While you’re out shopping for the perfect power tool for dad, think about the one he might not have. “A weather radio could be the tool that saves your life during a storm, just like a smoke detector is in a fire,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Michael Bolch. “It can give you precious seconds to get to safety when threatening storms approach.”
June 16, 2011
FEMA GRANTS HAVE NO IMPACT ON SOCIAL SECURITY OR OTHER BENEFITS RALEIGH, N.C. – If you are unsure about how federal disaster assistance may affect you financially, emergency management officials say there’s no need for concern. North Carolinians who receive grants for disaster-related losses don't have to worry about losing Social Security or disability benefits, pay additional taxes, or face a reduction from other income-based programs.
June 15, 2011
FEMA PUBLICATIONS CAN HELP YOU GET READY RALEIGH, N.C. – Got info? Federal Emergency Management Agency publications can provide information on how to clean up after a tornado or flood and how to get a family, home or business ready for the next emergency. Over the last six weeks, FEMA Mitigation specialists have provided in-person help and supplied publications and handouts to visitors in 22 disaster recovery center locations and to shoppers stopping at special displays in 23 home improvement stores. More than 32,000 publications were distributed.
June 14, 2011
EDITORS: A photo to accompany this story is in the FEMA library at cemetery damage. If you would like additional photos, please call the News Desk. HISTORIC CITY CEMETERIES CAN ONCE AGAIN REST IN PEACEState-federal disaster assistance program helps with archeology and repair costs RALEIGH, N.C. – When a tornado smashed through downtown Raleigh on April 16, three city-owned historic cemeteries were in its destructive path.