RALEIGH, N.C. -- Hurricane Irene survivors with flood insurance claims in North Carolina have until Nov. 23 to file Proof of Loss with the insurance company that issued them a National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Standard Flood Insurance Policy.
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RALEIGH, N.C. -- Businesses of all sizes in North Carolina disaster-designated counties that suffered damage or loss because of Hurricane Irene need to know they can apply for low-interest disaster loans. The Small Business Administration, a federal partner with the Federal Emergency Management Agency in disaster recovery, can make loans to homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes and private, nonprofit organizations to repair or replace damaged property.
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Hurricane Irene survivors can get free advice on making structures more resistant to storms when specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are in Hampstead, Jacksonville and Wilmington Thursday, Nov. 10, through Tuesday, Nov. 15. Hazard mitigation specialists will be at: Pender CountyLowe’s Home Improvement106 Wilkes LaneHampstead, NC 28443 Onslow CountyHome Depot479 Western Blvd. (Hwy 17)Jacksonville, NC 28546
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Applicants who received a letter informing them they are ineligible for federal disaster assistance following Hurricane Irene may still be able to receive help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Hurricane Irene survivors can get help with the SBA loan application process when the disaster recovery center in Manteo becomes an SBA disaster loan outreach center on Thursday, Nov. 10. Representatives of the Small Business Administration will be available at the center to assist survivors in completing their low-interest disaster loan applications and answer questions about the loan program. A Federal Emergency Management Agency specialist also will be available to answer questions about disaster assistance.
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Using personal computers or smartphones, Hurricane Irene survivors can access Facebook, Twitter and YouTube sites maintained by North Carolina Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. These sites contain updates on disaster recovery and information on preparing for the next time disaster strikes. Survivors with Android and iPhone smartphones can download the FEMA app for free. The app contains important information on disaster preparation, safety tips, locations of disaster recovery centers and blog postings.
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Students who attend North Carolina colleges or universities in areas impacted by Hurricane Irene may be eligible for federal disaster assistance. Their permanent residence does not need to be in any of the 38 designated counties to be eligible for assistance. However, property damages or losses must have occurred in the impacted areas.
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Hurricane Irene survivors will continue to be served when the disaster recovery centers in Chocowinity, Grantsboro and New Bern become SBA disaster loan outreach centers on Monday, Nov. 7. Representatives from the Small Business Administration will be available at the centers to assist survivors in completing their low-interest disaster loan applications and answer questions about the loan program. Federal Emergency Management Agency staff will remain at the centers to help with disaster-related questions.
RALEIGH, N.C. -- At the request of Gov. Beverly Perdue and Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin, the National Flood Insurance Program will reinspect some flood insurance claims resulting from Hurricane Irene in North Carolina. The inspections will begin immediately. In addition, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is asking policy holders who have questions or concerns about their claims to call a special toll-free flood insurance hotline: 855-336-2002. Specialists will take information; policy holders can expect a response from their insurance company within 72 hours.
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be in Benson, Jacksonville and Wilmington on Thursday, Nov. 3, through Tuesday, Nov. 8, to provide free information on making structures more resistant to storms. Advisors have suggestions and publications to help homeowners, renters and business owners protect their properties against damaging winds, floods and fires. The locations are: