RALEIGH, N.C. -- A disaster recovery center has opened in Lenoir County to help those with property damage and other setbacks from Hurricane Irene.
The Lenoir County center is open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. until further notice at:
Cooperative Extension Service Center
1791 Pink Hill Road (Highway 11/55 South)
Kinston, N.C. 28504
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.
Those affected by the hurricane also may apply for federal assistance with a tablet or smartphone by visiting m.fema.gov.
Disaster recovery centers also are open in Barco, Buxton, Chocowinity, Columbia, Grantsboro, Greenville, Halifax, Jacksonville, Manteo, Morehead City, New Bern, Plymouth, Snow Hill and Swan Quarter.A complete list of disaster recovery centers is available through the Hurricane Irene link at www.nccrimecontrol.org.
To find the nearest center, go to www.fema.gov/drclocator or call 800-621-FEMA (3362).
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.