Mobile Disaster Recovery Center to Visit Bladen County

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Release date: 
November 9, 1999
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RALEIGH, N.C. -- In a wide-ranging effort to assist disaster victims recovering from successive Hurricanes Floyd and Irene, a mobile disaster recovery center will be making rounds in Bladen County next week.

The center's schedule will be as follows:

  • Kelly Fire Dept. Highway 53, Kelly. Monday, Nov. 15 and Tuesday, Nov.16.
  • Clarkton Town Hall, 81 North Elm Street, Clarkton. Wednesday, Nov. 17 and Thursday, Nov. 18.
  • Bladenboro Historical Bldg., Highway 410, Blandenboro. Friday, Nov. 19 and Saturday, Nov. 20.

All three locations will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.

The centers are staffed by state and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) specialists and are intended to help individuals who have already called the application hotline at 1-800-462-9029 to register for assistance. Center staff provides information on available programs, including housing aid, rental resources, Small Business Administration low-interest loan applications, mitigation and other disaster-related issues. The staff also helps storm victims determine the status of applications already filed.

Crisis counseling services are available to any individuals who are experiencing stress due to the consequences of the disaster. Individuals and families seeking crisis-counseling services do not have to be registered with FEMA.

Individuals with hearing or speech impairments who wish to register for aid and who use special keyboard equipment (TTY) should call toll-free 1-800-462-7585.

County By County Disaster Assistance Figures
Nov. 5, 1999

Declared County Total Applicants Families Assisted Disaster Housing Amount IFG Appvd Individual & Family Grants Approved Total Disaster Housing and IFG SBA Total Appv'd Small Business Administration Loans TOTAL Assistance in County
Alamance 7 1 $721 1 $838 $1,559 1 $93,000 $94,559
Anson 2 ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
Beaufort 2523 833 $1,322,807 223 $650,655 $1,973,462 129 $3,636,400 $5,609,862
Bertie 999 333 $722,331 86 $355,157 $1,077,488 90 $3,420,000 $4,497,488
Bladen 2454 1026 $1,011,870 511 $664,059
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