ATLANTA , Ga. -- Of the thousands of persons forced to flee their residences as Gulf Hurricanes Rita and Katrina battered coastal states, those now in North Carolina have received more than $14.7 million in aid from the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA assistance for the more than 6,000 displaced persons in North Carolina includes funds for food, shelter, clothing, medical and dental care, funeral expenses and other emergency needs.
News: North Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation
September 30, 2005
September 5, 2005
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Michael D. Brown, Department of Homeland Security's Principal Federal Official for Hurricane Katrina response and head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today that federal disaster aid has been made available to North Carolina to supplement its efforts to assist evacuees from areas struck by Hurricane Katrina.