WASHINGTON - The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Craig Fugate announced today that federal aid is available to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms, flooding, and straight-line winds associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole during the period of September 27 to October 1, 2010.
Federal funding is available to affected individuals in Beaufort, Bertie, Craven, Hertford, Onslow, and Tyrrell counties. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.
Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.
W. Montague Winfield has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area. Winfield said that additional designations may be made at a later date after further evaluation.
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