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 4, 2011
News Release
WASHINGTON–The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urges residents in coastal and inland areas around the Gulf of Mexico to continue to closely monitoring Tropical Storm Lee and be prepared for severe weather including severe rain, flooding and tornadoes.  Visit www.Ready.gov or www.Listo.gov to learn how to prepare for these and other hazards. 
September 2, 2011
News Release
WASHINGTON - Under the leadership of President Obama, the administration is continuing to bring all of its resources to bear to support affected states and territories that were impacted by Hurricane Irene.  On Sunday, President Obama will travel to Paterson, N.J., to view damage from Hurricane Irene and be briefed on response and recovery efforts.   The President's trip follows earlier visits by Department of Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate, and FEMA Deputy Administrator Rich Serin
September 1, 2011
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- A disaster recovery center has opened in Tyrrell County to help those with property damage or other setbacks caused by Hurricane Irene. The center will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week until further notice at Tyrrell Hall, 906 U.S. Highway 64, Columbia, N.C. 27925. Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, North Carolina Division of Emergency Management and other agencies will be at the center to explain assistance programs and help survivors apply for disaster aid.
September 1, 2011
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Survivors of Hurricane Irene in Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, Dare, Hyde, Pamlico and Tyrrell counties can now apply for federal disaster assistance. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help recover from the effects of the disaster. "Those who suffered damage from Hurricane Irene should first call their insurance company," said state Emergency Management Director Doug Hoell. "Their next step should be to register with FEMA."
September 1, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Two additional counties have been designated for disaster assistance to households and businesses as part of North Carolina's federal disaster declaration, according to officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The latest counties are Halifax and Lenoir. Counties previously designated are Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, Dare, Hyde, Pamlico and Tyrrell.
September 1, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Community relations teams from the North Carolina Division of Emergency Management and Federal Emergency Management Agency are reaching out to survivors affected by Hurricane Irene.  Teams are in the designated counties, knocking on doors and attending meetings to share and gather information. The goal is twofold: to make sure that renters, homeowners and small business owners know about available disaster assistance programs, and to identify unmet needs.

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  • North Carolina, FEMA-4019-DR (PDF 21KB)
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