North Carolina Hurricane Irene (DR-4019)
Incident period: August 25, 2011 to September 1, 2011
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 31, 2011
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
September 21, 2011
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency will be installing temporary housing units as a short-term solution for eligible Hurricane Irene survivors in North Carolina. The first unit is scheduled to be installed in Chocowinity in the next few days. FEMA and North Carolina Emergency Management are working with local officials and storm survivors to identify other locations; more homes are expected to be installed soon in areas where housing is needed.
September 20, 2011
RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina disaster recovery centers will be closed on Sunday, Sept. 25, with the exception of centers located in Chocowinity, Hobucken, Manteo and Swan Quarter, which will continue to be open 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. All recovery centers will be open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, North Carolina Division of Emergency Management and other agencies are at the centers to explain assistance programs and help survivors apply for disaster aid.
September 19, 2011
RALEIGH, N.C. -- A short-term disaster recovery center will open in Nashville at noon Tuesday, Sept. 20, to help survivors with property damage and other setbacks from Hurricane Irene. Hours for the Nash County center are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. It will permanently close Friday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. The center is located at:Nash County Agricultural Center1006 Eastern Ave.Nashville, N.C. 27856
September 19, 2011
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Three weeks after Hurricane Irene struck North Carolina, more than $17.5 million in state and federal aid has been approved to help those affected by the storm. Almost 24,000 survivors have contacted the Federal Emergency Management Agency for help or information regarding disaster assistance. Many people are seeking housing assistance from FEMA because their primary home has been damaged or destroyed.
September 18, 2011
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The thousands of individuals and families whose residences sustained water damage as a result of Hurricane Irene may now be confronting another threat to their homes and health -- mold. North Carolina Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency stress that no one stay in a mold-infested home. Mold can cause serious health problems, as well as structural damage to a home when a property has experienced flooding.
September 17, 2011
RALEIGH, N.C. -- A disaster recovery center is open in Hobucken on Goose Creek Island to help survivors with property damage and other setbacks from Hurricane Irene. Hours for the Goose Creek Island center are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. The center is located at: Goose Creek Community Center51 Hobucken School RoadHobucken, N.C. 28537