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2011-09-09 04:00 - News Release

RALEIGH, N.C. -- A disaster recovery center has opened in Onslow County to help those with property damage and other setbacks from Hurricane Irene. The Onslow County disaster recovery center is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week until further notice at: Former Navy Federal Credit Union201 Wilmington HighwayJacksonville, N.C. 28540

2011-09-08 04:00 - News Release

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Inspectors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are currently contacting disaster applicants in the North Carolina counties whose primary residence sustained damage from Hurricane Irene. Inspectors are private contractors who wear official FEMA identification. Authorized inspectors will only confirm personal detailed information that has been provided previously during the registration process. There is no charge for the inspection. It's important to keep the scheduled appointment to make sure the assistance process moves quickly.

2011-09-08 04:00 - News Release

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Disaster recovery centers are now open in Beaufort and Pitt counties to help those with property damage and other setbacks from Hurricane Irene. The following centers are open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week unless noted otherwise: Tyrrell CountyTyrrell Hall906 Highway 64 EastColumbia, N.C. 27925 Carteret CountyCarteret County Health Department3820 Bridges St., Suite AMorehead City, N.C. 28557

2011-09-07 04:00 - News Release

RALEIGH, N.C. -- For many North Carolinians who need help recovering from Hurricane Irene, registering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and completing a disaster loan application from the Small Business Administration are essential. "Registering with FEMA is the first step toward disaster recovery," said state Emergency Management Director Doug Hoell. "The second step is completing and returning the SBA loan application."

2011-09-07 04:00 - News Release

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Disaster recovery centers have opened in New Bern, Snow Hill and Plymouth to help those with property damage and other setbacks from Hurricane Irene. The following centers are open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week until further notice: Tyrrell CountyTyrrell Hall906 Highway 64 EastColumbia, N.C. 27925 Carteret CountyCarteret County Health Department3820 Bridges St., Suite AMorehead City, N.C. 28557

2011-09-06 04:00 - News Release

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Disaster recovery centers are already open in seven North Carolina counties to help those with property damage and other setbacks from Hurricane Irene connect with assistance programs. Another center will be open Wednesday and Thursday at Ocracoke. The following centers are open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week until further notice: Tyrrell CountyTyrrell Hall906 Highway 64 EastColumbia, N.C. 27925

2011-09-05 04:00 - News Release

RALEIGH, N.C. -- After registering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, every applicant will receive a packet of information regarding their request for help. Based on information supplied during registration, applicants may be referred by FEMA to another agency or voluntary organization that may help with emergency food, shelter, clothing or medical needs.

2011-09-05 04:00 - News Release

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Rebuilding specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are in Washington and Morehead City to provide free rebuilding information and answer questions on how to strengthen property against future storm damage. Advisors have suggestions and publications to help homeowners, renters and businesses protect against damaging winds, floods and fires. FEMA mitigation advisors will be at the following locations: Lowe's Home Improvement1701 Carolina Ave.Washington, N.C. 27889

2011-09-05 04:00 - News Release

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Twenty four additional counties have been designated for federal disaster assistance to help households and businesses recover from Hurricane Irene.

2011-09-04 04:00 - News Release

The administration, coordinated through FEMA, is committed to bringing all of the resources of the federal family to bear to support the states and territories that have been affected by Hurricane Irene. FEMA, through our regional offices in Boston, MA, Philadelphia, PA, New York City, NY, Atlanta, GA, and our Caribbean Area Office in Puerto Rico, have been in close contact and coordination with the states and territories that have been affected.