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
May 2, 2011
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Thousands recovering from the April16 tornadoes have been helped, but many more may be eligible for disaster assistance from North Carolina and FEMA. FEMA disaster assistance helps fill the gaps in disaster recovery, even for those who get insurance payouts or other assistance. There are many reasons people don’t register for disaster assistance, but these are among the top: Won’t my insurance cover all my losses?
April 29, 2011
RALEIGH, N.C. -- During the first week of the disaster response, more than $2.8 million in federal and state grants has been approved to help North Carolinians recover from April 16 severe storms and tornadoes. “Our state Emergency Management, FEMA and U.S. Small Business Administration are working together closely to help affected communities recover from the unprecedented tornado destruction,” said N.C. Emergency Management Director Doug Hoell. Through Wednesday, April 27, 2011:
April 28, 2011
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Disaster survivors of the April storms and tornadoes may be eligible for disaster unemployment assistance and free legal help on disaster-related issues.
April 27, 2011
RALEIGH, N.C. -- A disaster recovery center opened Wednesday in Halifax County to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by recent storms and tornadoes. The center will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week at the following address until further notice: Halifax County T.J. Davis Recreation Center400 E. 6th St.Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
April 27, 2011
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Survivors of the storms and tornadoes that struck North Carolina April 16 are being urged to safeguard themselves against another misfortune: disaster-related fraud. Unscrupulous people could be circulating in storm-damaged areas of North Carolina trying to get residents to pay for disaster assistance or for fraudulent repairs.
April 26, 2011
RALEIGH, N.C. -- A disaster recovery center opened Tuesday in Wilson County to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by recent storms and tornadoes. The center will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week at the following address until further notice: