RALEIGH, N.C. -- Disaster recovery centers have opened in Currituck and Dare counties to help those with property damage and other setbacks from Hurricane Irene.
The Currituck County center is open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. until further notice at:
Cooperative Extension Center
120 Community Way
Barco, N.C. 27917
A short-term center in Dare County will be open through Sept. 13, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at:
The Fessenden Center
46830 Highway 12
Buxton, N.C. 27920
Before going to a disaster recovery center, those with storm losses are encouraged to register with FEMA online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by phone at 800-621-FEMA (3362). Help is available in most languages. Those 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.
Survivors also may apply for federal assistance with a tablet or smartphone by visiting m.fema.gov.
Disaster recovery centers are already open in Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, Greene, Halifax, Hyde, Onslow, Pamlico, Pitt, Tyrrell and Washington counties. A complete list of disaster recovery centers is available through the Hurricane Irene link at www.nccrimecontrol.org.
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.