RALEIGH, N.C. -- In the two months since Hurricane Irene struck North Carolina, more than $54 million in state and federal aid has been approved to assist recovery across the 38 counties designated for individual assistance in the disaster declaration.
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RALEIGH, N.C. -- Renters who lost their place to live and personal property because of Hurricane Irene’s impact in North Carolina may be eligible for state and Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster grants to help them recover from the storm. The only way to find out what help is available is to call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585) or go online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov. Smartphone and tablet users can connect at m.fema.gov.
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be in Jacksonville, Smithfield and Wilmington Thursday, Oct. 27, through Tuesday, Nov. 1, 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. FEMA advisors will be available the same hours at all three locations: Thursday through Monday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
RALEIGH, N.C. -- This year’s Sweet Potato Festival in Snow Hill will have an extra feature: a wooden model house that can help save lives during storms.
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: Hyde CountyDepartment of Social Services1430 Main St.Swan Quarter, N.C. Tyrrell CountyTyrrell Hall906 Highway 64 E.Columbia, N.C. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be in Clinton, Southport and Tarboro to provide free rebuilding information Thursday, Oct. 20, through Tuesday, Oct. 25. Mitigation is building or rebuilding to reduce the loss of life, the loss of property and damage caused by disasters. Advisors have suggestions and publications to help homeowners, renters and business owners protect their properties against damaging winds, floods and fires.
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Hurricane Irene survivors have only a few more days to visit disaster recovery centers in Columbia, Halifax and Swan Quarter. The centers are open weekdays 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. through Friday, Oct. 21. Once the centers close, help is still just a telephone call away. Survivors needing assistance can call the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s helpline at 800-621-3362.
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Hurricane Irene wreaked havoc when it hit North Carolina two months ago and disaster survivors now have more time to get help. The new deadline to register for state and federal disaster assistance is Nov. 30.
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Mitigation specialists from North Carolina Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be at the State Fair next week to help property owners learn how to minimize storm damage to their homes and businesses. Thousands of North Carolina homes and businesses have been damaged in the past year by a combination of tornado outbreaks, flooding and hurricanes that have impacted all areas of the state.
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Hurricane Irene survivors who do not return their applications for Small Business Administration disaster loans may deny themselves opportunities to cover their recovery costs. There are important reasons to return the SBA application even if a survivor thinks there is no need for a loan: