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Bertie Gets Mobile Disaster Recovery Center for Two Days

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Release date: 
June 3, 2011
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RALEIGH, N.C. – A mobile Disaster Recovery Center will be back in Bertie County for two days.

The center will be open from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, June 3, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday,
June 4.

 First Baptist Church of Colerain

1831 NC Highway 42

Colerain, NC 27924

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.

The deadline to apply for help from FEMA is June 20.  

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. Help is available in most languages. Callers who are deaf or hard of hearing may call (TTY) 800-462-7585.

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

Federal and state disaster assistance can include grants for rental assistance and home repairs, low-interest loans from the Small Business Administration to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help recover from the effects of the disaster. SBA help is available by calling 1-800-659-2955 or online at

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

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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