ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. -- Five weeks after the federal disaster declaration for Tropical Storm Nicole, nearly $5.6 million in assistance has flowed to residents in 14 eastern North Carolina counties.
Of that figure:
- More than $3 million has been approved from FEMA's Individuals and Households Program for temporary housing and home repairs.
- Nearly $790,000 has been approved in Other Needs Assistance, a joint state-federal program that helps to replace personal property and pay medical, dental, transportation and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance or other federal, state and charitable aid programs.
- Nearly $1.8 million has been approved in SBA low-interest disaster loans.
Homeowners and renters who applied to FEMA for disaster assistance and received SBA loan applications are urged to complete and return them to the SBA by the Dec. 13 deadline.
A completed SBA loan application is a critical component to be considered for some financial disaster assistance from FEMA.
Individuals can register for disaster assistance with FEMA by going online to www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362) or (TTY) 800-462-7585.
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.