RALEIGH, N.C. -- The last of the 19 fixed-site and three mobile disaster recovery centers set up by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) last September and October to assist those affected by Hurricanes Floyd and Irene will close at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 29.
The centers were set up to provide North Carolinians who suffered losses during the hurricanes a place to meet face-to-face with disaster recovery professionals who could provide assistance with disaster housing, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loans, crisis counseling, insurance, agricultural losses, prevention of future disaster damage and other concerns.
The centers have assisted nearly 80,000 visitors.
Those with questions about their FEMA applications, recovery options, or SBA loans can seek assistance at the center in Edgecombe County, located at 3003 N. Main Street in Tarboro, until the closing date of Feb. 29. The center is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon.
After the center closes, North Carolinians can access the same services available at the center by calling the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-525-0321 (1-800-462-7585). FEMA specialists will be on hand through the Helpline to check on the status of disaster assistance applications, provide referrals to agencies offering assistance, answer questions and help survivors plan their long-term hurricane recovery.
Those who have not yet registered with FEMA are urged to do so before visiting the center or calling the Helpline. Register by calling 1-800-462-9029 (TTY 1-800-462-7585) before the deadline of Tuesday, Feb. 29 at 6 p.m.
|Center Location||Number of Visits||Center Opened||Center Closed|
|Beaufort County (Washington)||1,569||Sept. 25, 1999||Dec. 4, 1999|
|Bertie County (Windsor)||3,040||Sept. 25, 1999||Jan. 21, 2000|
|Bladen County (Elizabethtown)||1,681||Sept. 22, 1999||Dec. 4, 1999|
|Brunswick County (Supply)||2,239||Sept. 22, 1999||Dec. 4, 1999|
|Columbus County (Whiteville)||3,779||Sept. 24, 1999||Jan. 21, 2000|
|Craven County (New Bern)||2,585||Sept. 22, 1999||Dec. 4, 1999|
|Duplin County (Wallace)||3,100||Sept. 24, 1999||Dec. 11, 1999|
|Edgecombe County (Tarboro)||10,236||Sept. 20, 1999|
|Greene County (Snow Hill)||1,402||Sept. 27, 1999||Nov. 23, 1999|
|Hertford County (Ahoskie)||1,098||Sept. 29, 1999||Nov. 23, 1999|
|Jones County (Trenton)||1,195||Sept. 24, 1999||Nov. 23, 1999|
|Lenoir County (Kinston)||6,989||Sept. 22, 1999||Feb. 4, 2000|
|Nash County (Nashville)||1,364||Sept. 25, 1999||Nov. 23, 1999|
|Nash County (Rocky Mount)||9,798||Sept. 20, 1999||Feb. 4, 2000|
|Pender County (Burgaw)||4,880||Sept. 24, 1999||Feb. 4, 2000|
|Pitt County (Greenville)||13,161||Sept. 22, 1999||Feb. 4, 2000|
|Robeson County (Lumberton)||592||Oct. 4, 1999||Nov. 23, 1999|
|Wayne County (Goldsboro)||5,123||Sept. 22, 1999||Jan. 21, 2000|
|Wilson County (Wilson)||2,371||Sept. 20, 1999|