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

April 25, 2011
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- A disaster recovery center opened Monday in Greene 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: Greene CountyFire Station201 Carolina DriveSnow Hill, NC 28580 Recovery centers opened earlier in Bertie, Cumberland, Johnston, Lee, Wake, Bladen and Harnett counties. More centers will open soon in other counties designated for assistance.
April 25, 2011
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Disaster recovery can be a lengthy process but a critical first step is applying for assistance. Take charge of your recovery by registering for disaster assistance, filing insurance claims, cleaning up your property, and keeping all receipts. Staying in touch with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) after you register is important too.
April 23, 2011
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Disaster recovery centers opened Saturday in Bladen and Harnett counties to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by recent storms and tornadoes. Centers will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week at the following addresses: Bladen County                                             Powell-Melvin Agricultural Center                450 Smith Circle                                            Elizabethtown, NC 28337                             
April 22, 2011
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Disaster recovery centers opened Friday in Lee, Johnston and Wake counties to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by recent storms and tornadoes. Centers will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week at the following addresses: Lee County                                                    McSwain Agricultural Center              2420 Tramway Road                                   Sanford, NC 27332                          
April 22, 2011
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Operating a chain saw is not like riding a bicycle.  If it’s been awhile since you used your saw, the technique might not come back to you all at once, but the saw might. The N.C. Division of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency urge caution around chainsaws and all clean up tasks, tools, chemicals and machinery.
April 22, 2011
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C.  -- Community relations teams from the state of North Carolina and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are on foot in many storm-damaged counties, delivering  recovery information to area residents who had losses from recent storms, tornadoes and flooding.  They help storm survivors register for federal disaster assistance. FEMA team members wear FEMA shirts and photo IDs.  Assistance from FEMA could include:

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