Five Disaster Recovery Centers To Close

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May 11, 2011
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RALEIGH, N.C. -- Disaster Recovery Centers in Greene, Harnett, Johnston, Pitt and Sampson counties will close at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 14.

“We extended the Saturday hours in Pitt and Sampson counties so we can be absolutely sure that folks
in those two counties have a chance to get help,” said Doug Hoell, the state’s Director of Emergency Management. 

Those whose homes or businesses were affected by the April 16 storms and tornadoes can continue to get in-person help at all five centers from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

The locations in Greene and Johnston counties will transition for one week to U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Centers beginning Monday, May 16. The SBA centers will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Friday, May 20.

The Greene and Johnston county SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers will provide in-person help to start and complete applications. SBA staff is also available to answer all questions, close loans, and offer help with reconsideration requests.

Greene County
Snow Hill Fire Station
201 Carolina Drive
Snow Hill, NC 28580

Harnett County
East Pointe Shopping Center – Suite 106
1165 East Cumberland St.
Dunn, NC 28334

Johnston County
The Herald Building
125 South Fourth St.
Smithfield, NC 27577

Pitt County
Farmville Community Center
3886 South Main St. – Club Room 2
Farmville, NC 27829

Sampson County
Sampson County Human Services
360 County Complex Road, Suite 200
Clinton, NC 28329

After the centers close, disaster survivors can still call 800-621-FEMA (3362) to register for disaster assistance, check application status and update contact or insurance company information. A Federal Emergency Management Agency representative is available at the toll-free number from 7 a.m. to
10 p.m. seven days a week. Callers with speech or hearing disabilities may call (TTY) 800-462-7585. Help is available in most languages.

Applicants can also register online at or with a web-enabled mobile device smartphone. Visit and follow the link to “apply online for federal assistance.”

For more information about this disaster, go to and click on the red “April Tornadoes” tab. More information is also available at

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.

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.

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