Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Craven, Greene and Washington Counties

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Release date: 
September 7, 2011
Release Number: 
4019-014

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Disaster recovery centers have opened in New Bern, Snow Hill and Plymouth to help those with property damage and other setbacks from Hurricane Irene.

The following centers are open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week until further notice:

Tyrrell County
Tyrrell Hall
906 Highway 64 East
Columbia, N.C. 27925

Carteret County
Carteret County Health Department
3820 Bridges St., Suite A
Morehead City, N.C. 28557

Hyde County
Hyde County Dept. of Social Services
1430 Main St.
Swan Quarter, N.C. 27885

Halifax County
Agriculture Building
359 Ferrell Lane
Halifax, N.C. 27839

Greene County
Snow Hill Fire Dept.
201 Carolina Drive
Snow Hill, N.C. 28580

Dare County
Dare County Center
950 Marshall C. Collins Drive, Room 103
Manteo, N.C. 27954

Beaufort County
Mid-Atlantic Safety Council
2871 Highway 17 South
Chocowinity, N.C. 27817

Pamlico County
Grantsboro Town Hall
10628 Highway 55
Grantsboro, N.C. 28529

Washington County
Plymouth Municipal Airport
1069 Airport Road
Plymouth, N.C. 27962

Craven County
Former Eckerd Drug Store
710 Degraffenreid Ave.
New Bern, N.C. 28560

In addition, a disaster recovery center will be open on Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Ocracoke Community Center on 999 Irvin Garrish Highway.

Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, North Carolina Emergency Management and other agencies will be at the centers to explain assistance programs and help hurricane survivors apply for disaster aid.

Before going to a disaster recovery center, people with storm losses are encouraged to register with FEMA by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362) or online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov. People who have a speech disability or are deaf or hard of hearing may call (TTY) 800-462-7585; users of 711 or Video Relay Service can call 800-621-3362. Help is available in most languages.

Persons affected by the hurricane can also apply for federal assistance with a tablet or smartphone by visiting m.fema.gov.

Federal disaster assistance can include grants for rental assistance and home repairs, low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration to cover uninsured property losses for homeowners and renters as well as businesses, and other disaster recovery programs.

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.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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