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 10, 2011
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- For many North Carolinians recovering from the onslaught of tornadoes on April 16, completing a disaster loan application is an essential step in recovery. Funds to repair or replace tornado-damaged real estate and personal property (including automobiles) may come in the form of low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
May 9, 2011
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- A disaster recovery center will open Tuesday, May 10, in Sampson County at the county’s Human Services Building to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by the April 16 storms and tornadoes. The center will be open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The center will close at noon on Saturday, May 14.
May 9, 2011
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- A disaster recovery center will open Tuesday, May 10, in Pitt County at the Farmville Community Center to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by the April 16 storms and tornadoes. The Pitt County center will be open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The center will close at noon on Saturday, May 14.
May 8, 2011
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- As communities begin their fourth week of recovery from devastating tornadoes, mobile disaster recovery centers offer storm survivors in-person help to apply for federal and state assistance. “If you applied for FEMA assistance and you receive a letter you don’t understand, please let us know,” said Mike Bolch, federal coordinating officer for FEMA in North Carolina. “And keep us posted if your phone number or address changes or you get information from your insurance company.”
May 6, 2011
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Federal and state grants and loans totaling more than $5 million have been approved to help North Carolinians in 18 counties recover from the April 16 severe storms and tornadoes. Through Wednesday, May 4, 2011:
May 5, 2011
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Disaster Recovery Centers in North Carolina counties continue full service six days a week to help North Carolinians who suffered losses and damage as a result of April’s severe storms, tornadoes and flooding.  “As of this weekend, the centers will no longer be open on Sundays,” said Doug Hoell, the state’s Director of Emergency Management. “However, the massive job of helping North Carolinians rebuild and recover will continue.” In-person help continues to be available Monday through Saturday – 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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