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. -- More than $20 million in federal disaster relief already is in the hands of North Carolina survivors rebuilding after Hurricane Irene - and more money is on the way. So, now is a good time to remind those getting these much-needed payments to spend wisely. Most disaster grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are deposited electronically, followed by a letter explaining how the money should be spent. Hurricane survivors should only use these grants to meet specific disaster-related needs.