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 18, 2011
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Disasters bring out the best in people ? and the worst.? If you survived the April 16 severe storms and tornadoes, don’t be victimized by scam artists who approach you in person or on the telephone. If you suspect anyone ? contractor, inspector, disaster survivor or someone posing as any of these ? of committing fraudulent activities, call the Disaster Fraud Hotline toll-free at 800-323-8603.? Also let local law enforcement agencies know.
May 18, 2011
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Bertie County’s Disaster Recovery will remain open until 5 p.m. Thursday, May 26. It will not close on Saturday, May 21, as previously announced. Those whose homes or businesses were affected by the April 16 storms and tornadoes can continue to get in-person help at the center daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The center is closed on Sunday and will close permanently at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 26. Bertie CountyColerain Community Building106 W. Academy St.Colerain, NC 27924
May 17, 2011
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- A mobile Disaster Recovery Center will be open in Onslow County on Saturday, May 21, Sunday, May 22 and Monday, May 23. The center will be open from noon to 7 p.m. on Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday and Monday. Onslow County  10 Charles RoadJacksonville, NC 28546
May 16, 2011
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- One month of intense recovery efforts have helped thousands of survivors begin to heal and rebuild after severe storms, rain and 28 tornadoes swept across a third of North Carolina on April 16.  Just three days after the storms, Gov. Perdue requested and received a presidential disaster declaration for North Carolina, making federal financial assistance available to help individuals and communities.
May 13, 2011
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Federal and state disaster assistance grants and loans add up to nearly $9 million a month after severe storms and tornadoes struck North Carolina. This week, Tyrrell County was added to President Obama's disaster declaration which means people in 19 counties can apply for federal assistance for damage and loss resulting from the April 16 severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. N.C. Emergency Management and Federal Emergency Management Agency staff continue to work in partnership to help affected communities recover.
May 13, 2011
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- A mobile Disaster Recovery Center will be open in Wilson County on Thursday, May 19, and Friday, May 20. The center will be open from noon to 7 p.m. on Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday. Wilson County Rescue Building1902 South Tarboro St.Wilson, NC 27893

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