RALEIGH, N.C. -- Disaster recovery centers in Hyde and Tyrrell counties will continue to operate through Oct. 28 to assist Hurricane Irene survivors. The centers had been scheduled to close today (Oct. 21).
The centers are located at:
Department of Social Services
1430 Main St.
Swan Quarter, N.C.
906 Highway 64 E.
Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Representatives from North Carolina Emergency Management, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Small Business Administration and other agencies are at the centers to explain assistance programs, help survivors apply for disaster aid and answer questions about the status of applications.
Before visiting a disaster recovery center, survivors are encouraged to register with FEMA for disaster assistance or recovery information.
The following are three ways to register with FEMA:
- Call 800-621-FEMA (3362). Help is available in most languages. People who have a speech disability or are deaf or hard of hearing may call (TTY) 800-462-7585;
- Register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov;
- Register using a tablet or smartphone by visiting m.fema.gov.
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.