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
October 21, 2011
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Disaster recovery centers in Hyde and Tyrrell counties will continue to operate through Oct. 28 to assist Hurricane Irene survivors. The centers had been scheduled to close today (Oct. 21). The centers are located at: Hyde CountyDepartment of Social Services1430 Main St.Swan Quarter, N.C. Tyrrell CountyTyrrell Hall906 Highway 64 E.Columbia, N.C. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
October 19, 2011
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be in Clinton, Southport and Tarboro to provide free rebuilding information Thursday, Oct. 20, through Tuesday, Oct. 25. Mitigation is building or rebuilding to reduce the loss of life, the loss of property and damage caused by disasters. Advisors have suggestions and publications to help homeowners, renters and business owners protect their properties against damaging winds, floods and fires.
October 18, 2011
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Hurricane Irene wreaked havoc when it hit North Carolina two months ago and disaster survivors now have more time to get help. The new deadline to register for state and federal disaster assistance is Nov. 30.
October 18, 2011
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Hurricane Irene survivors have only a few more days to visit disaster recovery centers in Columbia, Halifax and Swan Quarter. The centers are open weekdays 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. through Friday, Oct. 21. Once the centers close, help is still just a telephone call away. Survivors needing assistance can call the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s helpline at 800-621-3362.
October 15, 2011
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Mitigation specialists from North Carolina Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be at the State Fair next week to help property owners learn how to minimize storm damage to their homes and businesses. Thousands of North Carolina homes and businesses have been damaged in the past year by a combination of tornado outbreaks, flooding and hurricanes that have impacted all areas of the state.
October 14, 2011
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Hurricane Irene survivors who do not return their applications for Small Business Administration disaster loans may deny themselves opportunities to cover their recovery costs. There are important reasons to return the SBA application even if a survivor thinks there is no need for a loan: