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 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.
May 5, 2011
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. – Halifax County’s disaster recovery center will close at noon Saturday, May 7. Those whose homes or businesses were affected by recent storms and tornadoes can continue to get in-person help from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday. After Saturday, disaster survivors can still call 800-621-FEMA (3362) or register online at www.disasterassistance.gov. The center is located at the T.J. Davis Rec Center, 400 East 6th St., Roanoke Rapids.
May 4, 2011
News Release
While it may not have the allure of granite countertops or a whirlpool bathtub, a residential safe room is one rock-solid home improvement worth considering.  A safe room can protect a family from the deadly high winds associated with a tornado or hurricane.
May 4, 2011
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Safe-rebuilding specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be in Fayetteville and Garner for several days to provide free rebuilding information and answer questions about how to strengthen property.
May 4, 2011
News Release
Q: What is the cost of installing a safe room in a new home or small business? A: Costs for construction of both vary across the United States. The cost for constructing a safe room which can double as a master closet, bathroom, or utility room, inside a new home or small business can range from approximately $4,500 to $8,500. This budget would provide an 8-foot by 8-foot safe room. A 14-foot by 14-foot safe room could cost $15,000 to $25,000. Costs vary significantly depending on the following factors:
May 2, 2011
News Release
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?

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