ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. -- Residents of Camden, Martin, New Hanover and Washington counties who suffered damages during the severe storms and flooding caused by Tropical Storm Nicole will be able to get one-on-one information about federal and state disaster assistance programs at Disaster Recovery Centers next week.
The centers are scheduled to be open Monday, Nov. 8, through Saturday, Nov. 13. They will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 11 for Veterans Day. Hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the following locations:
South Camden Fire Department
114 Sawyer Creek Road
Camden, NC 27921
Martin County EOC Building
205 East Main Street
Williamston, NC 27892
NEW HANOVER COUNTY
New Hanover Government Complex
230 Government Center Dr.
Wilmington, NC 28403
Washington County Airport
1069 Airport Road
Plymouth, NC 27962
The centers are staffed by North Carolina Division of Emergency Management, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
Before visiting a center, individuals are encouraged to register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling toll-free 800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 800-462-7585.
Disaster recovery specialists at the centers can check an individual's application status, answer questions, or review information needed to process their application. Recovery specialists also can supply contacts for other state, federal and voluntary agency programs that may be able to help.
SBA representatives will be there to answer any questions about the SBA's low-interest disaster loans available to homeowners, renters, businesses and private non-profit organizations of all sizes. SBA representatives are available to assist with completing and submitting disaster loan applications.
FEMA mitigation specialists are also at the centers with information on flood insurance and how to rebuild safer and stronger after a flood.
More Disaster Recovery Centers are planned for Camden, New Hanover, Martin and Washington counties.
FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.