ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. -- The Disaster Recovery Center serving Brunswick County will be open next week.
It had been scheduled to close today, but state and federal disaster recovery officials determined there was still a need to reach North Carolinians in that area who suffered damages and loss as a result of Tropical Storm Nicole.
The center location:
Government Complex Building G
20 Referendum Drive
Bolivia, NC 28422
Hours next week will be 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, and Friday and Saturday. It will be closed Thursday, Nov. 11, for Veterans Day. The center will close Nov. 13.
Disaster Recovery Centers are operated by North Carolina Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency with support from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
Four other centers will also be open the same hours next week at the following locations:
South Camden Fire Department
114 Sawyer Creek Road
Camden, NC 27921
Martin County EOC Building
205 E. Main St.
Williamston, NC 27892
NEW HANOVER COUNTY
New Hanover Government Complex
230 Government Center Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403
Washington County Airport
1069 Airport Road
Plymouth, NC 27962
Before visiting a center, individuals seeking disaster assistance 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 are 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.
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.
Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585.
FEMA’s temporary housing assistance and grants for public transportation expenses, medical and dental expenses, and funeral and burial expenses do not require individuals to apply for an SBA loan. However, applicants who receive SBA loan applications must submit them to SBA loan officers to be eligible for assistance that covers personal property, vehicle repair or replacement, and moving and storage expenses.