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 13, 2011
News Release
REGISTER FOR DISASTER ASSISTANCE BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE RALEIGH, N.C. – Just one week remains to register for disaster assistance for losses suffered during the April 16 tornadoes. Eligible homeowners, renters and businesses in 19 North Carolina counties – Bertie, Bladen, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Johnston, Lee, Onslow, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Tyrrell, Wake and Wilson – must register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency by June 20.
June 10, 2011
News Release
SOCIAL MEDIA CAN HELP KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE RALEIGH, N.C. – Emergency managers can say a lot in 140 characters. North Carolina Emergency Management and Federal Emergency Management Agency staffs use social media vehicles Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.  You can connect to receive the latest disaster recovery updates and information about how to prepare for the next time.   You can engage with emergency managers on the following social media sites:
June 10, 2011
News Release
NOTE TO EDITORS: A county breakdown follows this news release. DISASTER ASSISTANCE TO NORTH CAROLINIANS TOPS $14.7 MILLIONFederal aid to state and local governments adds more than $4.8 million RALEIGH, N.C. – More than $14.7 million in federal and state disaster assistance grants and loans are helping North Carolinians recover from the severe storms and tornadoes of April 16.
June 8, 2011
News Release
LONG-TERM RECOVERY VOLUNTEERS SEEK TO FILL UNMET NEEDS RALEIGH, N.C. – When disaster strikes, volunteers are among the first to help and the last to leave. Now, even as North Carolinians are working with insurance, disaster grants and loans to rebuild their homes, offices, stores, churches and other facilities, many community agencies and volunteer organizations are turning their attention to long-term recovery needs. 
June 7, 2011
News Release
FEMA SPECIALISTS OFFER REBUILDING ADVICERaleigh, Cary, Garner and Erwin displays to open Thursday
June 6, 2011
News Release
TWO WEEKS LEFT TO APPLY FOR DISASTER HELP RALEIGH, N.C. – Homeowners, renters and business owners in 19 North Carolina counties who suffered losses as a result of the April 16 tornadoes have two weeks left to apply for disaster help. June 20 is the deadline to register for Federal disaster assistance. “We want North Carolinians affected by the disaster to call or go online to begin the process before it’s too late,” N.C. Emergency Management Director Doug Hoell said.


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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • North Carolina, FEMA-1969-DR (PDF 21KB)
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