Disaster Recovery Center to Return to Sampson County

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Release date: 
May 20, 2011
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RALEIGH, N.C. – A short-term Disaster Recovery Center will be open in Sampson County for three days beginning Tuesday, May 24.

 Sampson County Human Services

360 County Complex Road, Suite 200

Clinton, NC 28329

 The center will be open from noon to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, and from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, and Thursday, May 26.

 “We are bringing our recovery specialists back to Sampson County for three days to make sure everyone in the area has one more opportunity to get in-person help with the disaster assistance process,” said Michael Bolch, federal coordinating officer for the North Carolina disaster recovery.

 Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, North Carolina Emergency Management, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and other agencies will be available to explain assistance programs. They can help tornado survivors who suffered damage and loss from the April 16 tornado apply for disaster aid from FEMA, NCEM, SBA and other programs that may be able to help.

 “This is a good time to take your SBA disaster loan application directly to an SBA representative who can help you fill it out,” said Doug Hoell, NCEM director.  “If you registered with FEMA and got a loan application package in the mail, you need to submit it to be considered for some types of state and federal assistance.”

 Find the nearest Disaster Recovery Center by calling FEMA’s Helpline at 800-621-FEMA (3362) or online at /disaster-recovery-centers

 After the center closes, 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 http://www.disasterassistan...

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July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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