RALEIGH, N.C. -- A disaster recovery center has opened in Onslow County to help those with property damage and other setbacks from Hurricane Irene.
The Onslow County disaster recovery center is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week until further notice at:
Former Navy Federal Credit Union
201 Wilmington Highway
Jacksonville, N.C. 28540
Representatives from North Carolina Emergency Management, the Federal Emergency Management Agency 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.
Those affected by the hurricane also may apply for federal assistance with a tablet or smartphone by visiting m.fema.gov.
Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585.
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.