Helpline Available After Final Recovery Center Closes Feb. 29

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February 24, 2000
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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 LocationNumber of VisitsCenter OpenedCenter Closed
Beaufort County (Washington)1,569Sept. 25, 1999Dec. 4, 1999
Bertie County (Windsor)3,040Sept. 25, 1999Jan. 21, 2000
Bladen County (Elizabethtown)1,681Sept. 22, 1999Dec. 4, 1999
Brunswick County (Supply)2,239Sept. 22, 1999Dec. 4, 1999
Columbus County (Whiteville)3,779Sept. 24, 1999Jan. 21, 2000
Craven County (New Bern)2,585Sept. 22, 1999Dec. 4, 1999
Duplin County (Wallace)3,100Sept. 24, 1999Dec. 11, 1999
Edgecombe County (Tarboro)10,236Sept. 20, 1999 
Greene County (Snow Hill)1,402Sept. 27, 1999Nov. 23, 1999
Hertford County (Ahoskie)1,098Sept. 29, 1999Nov. 23, 1999
Jones County (Trenton)1,195Sept. 24, 1999Nov. 23, 1999
Lenoir County (Kinston)6,989Sept. 22, 1999Feb. 4, 2000
Nash County (Nashville)1,364Sept. 25, 1999Nov. 23, 1999
Nash County (Rocky Mount)9,798Sept. 20, 1999Feb. 4, 2000
Pender County (Burgaw)4,880Sept. 24, 1999Feb. 4, 2000
Pitt County (Greenville)13,161Sept. 22, 1999Feb. 4, 2000
Robeson County (Lumberton)592Oct. 4, 1999Nov. 23, 1999
Wayne County (Goldsboro)5,123Sept. 22, 1999Jan. 21, 2000
Wilson County (Wilson)2,371Sept. 20, 1999


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