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 11, 2011
Some survivors of Hurricane Irene may find insurance settlements won’t cover all disaster-related losses. Help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Small Business Administration may speed recovery and fill in gaps in insurance coverage. Anyone with disaster-related losses should register with FEMA at 800-621-FEMA (3362) – even if they have insurance. Help from FEMA may include temporary housing beyond what is covered by insurance for additional living expenses or in cases when an insurance claim is delayed or denied.
October 10, 2011
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Disaster recovery centers in nine North Carolina counties will be open from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., beginning Tuesday, Oct. 11. At the centers, representatives from North Carolina Emergency Management, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Small Business Administration and other agencies can explain assistance programs, help survivors apply for disaster aid and answer questions about the status of applications. Survivors are encouraged to register with FEMA before visiting a recovery center. They can use one of these three methods:
October 8, 2011
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Three additional counties – Bladen, Columbus and Sampson -- have been designated for disaster assistance to individuals and families as part of North Carolina’s presidential disaster declaration in the wake of Hurricane Irene, according to officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Disaster assistance is now available for survivors in 38 counties across eastern North Carolina.
October 7, 2011
RALEIGH, N.C. -- More than $38 million in state and federal aid has been approved to help speed recovery across the 35 North Carolina counties designated for individual assistance in the presidential disaster declaration following Hurricane Irene. October 31 is the deadline to apply for disaster assistance.
October 6, 2011
RALEIGH, N.C. -- For many in Carteret County recovering from Hurricane Irene, completing a disaster loan application is an essential step in recovery. Help in taking that important step is available starting Monday, Oct. 10, with the opening of a Small Business Administration disaster loan outreach center. The disaster loan outreach center at the Carteret County Planning Building, 402 Broad St. in Beaufort, will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, Oct. 14.
October 5, 2011
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Hurricane Irene survivors have less than 30 days to register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Oct. 31 is the deadline to apply for federal grants and return low-interest disaster loan applications from the Small Business Administration. North Carolina Emergency Management and FEMA urge those who sustained disaster-related losses to register for federal aid, even if they are unsure of their eligibility. There are three ways to register with FEMA: