Eight Disaster Recovery Centers to Close; SBA Centers to Open

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November 3, 2010
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ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. -- Disaster Recovery Centers in eight counties will close at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6. Until then, hours are 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. every day.

Survivors of the severe storms and flooding from remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole who have questions are urged to visit the centers before they close to meet one-on-one with recovery specialists about specific disaster-related needs.

Federal Emergency Management Agency and North Carolina disaster recovery specialists and U.S. Small Business Administration representatives are available to answer questions and review applications. Recovery specialists can supply contacts for other programs that may be able to help.

Bertie, Craven and Pender locations will reopen Monday, November 8, as SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers.  They will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday through Nov. 16, except for Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11.

There also is a Disaster Recovery Center open today through Friday, Nov. 5,  in Pitt County at Gardnerville Volunteer Fire Department, 9521 County Home Road, Ayden, NC 28513. Hours are
8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

To be eligible for state, FEMA or SBA assistance, homeowners and renters can register with FEMA online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362) or (TTY) 800-462-7585. Applicants can use the same telephone numbers to check on their FEMA registration by pressing the Helpline option.

The SBA Disaster Customer Service Center toll-free number is 800-659-2955 or (TTY) 800-877-8339. Help is also available by sending an e-mail to disastercustomerservice@sba.gov or by going online at www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance.

Loan applications can be made online at SBA's secure website: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/.

The eight locations scheduled to close on Saturday, Nov. 6, at 6:30 p.m. are listed below:

249 N. Market St.
Washington, NC 27889

(to reopen as SBA center)
Bertie County Council on Aging
103 W. School St.
Windsor, NC 27983

Government Complex Building G
20 Referendum Drive
Bolivia, NC 28422

(to reopen as SBA center)
Craven County Courthouse
Old Jail, second floor
411 Craven St.
New Bern, NC 28560

Hertford County Extension Center
301 W. Tryon St.
Winton, NC 27986

Jones County Civic Center
832 Highway 58 South          
Trenton, NC 28585

(to reopen as SBA center)
Maple Hill Resource Center
545 Maple Hill School Road
Maple Hill, NC 28454

Tyrrell Hall
906 Highway 64 East
Columbia, NC 27925

For more information about this disaster, go to www.ncem.org and www.fema.gov.

More Disaster Recovery Centers are planned for Camden, New Hanover, Martin and Washington counties.

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