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2019-01-16 21:34 - News Release

RALEIGH, N.C. – Area residents can get tips and advice on how to make their homes more resistant to flood damage at the Leland Cultural Arts Center in Leland on Jan. 17. 

2019-01-11 18:27 - News Release

RALEIGH, N.C. – Disaster survivors can get tips and advice on how to rebuild stronger against future storm damage at Brown’s Hardware in Red Springs Jan. 11 through Jan. 18. FEMA flood mitigation specialists can answer questions about home repair, making disaster plans, putting together supply kits and the importance of flood insurance.

2019-01-11 18:20 - News Release

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2019-01-08 20:40 - News Release

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina residents who are still staying in hotels after Hurricane Florence can expect a call from FEMA about their long-term housing plan. 

2019-01-07 21:56 - News Release

RALEIGH, N.C. – Area residents can get tips and advice on how to make their homes more resistant to flood damage at community mitigation resiliency workshops.FEMA flood mitigation specialists will be available to answer questions about home repair and resiliency, making disaster plans, the importance of flood insurance and the opportunity for attendees to locate their properties on the flood plain map.

2019-01-03 21:53 - News Release

North Carolina survivors of Hurricane Florence who still face unmet needs three months after the storm may find help through state and federal resources. The deadline has passed for survivors to register for disaster assistance from FEMA and to apply for a U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loan, but help is still available from the state and federal governments. 

2018-12-31 18:26 - News Release

RALEIGH, N.C. – Disaster survivors can get tips and advice on how to rebuild stronger against future storm damage at the Walmart Supercenter in Lumberton Jan. 2 through Jan. 18, 2019. FEMA flood mitigation specialists can answer questions about home repair, making disaster plans, putting together supply kits and the importance of flood insurance.

2018-12-27 16:52 - News Release

RALEIGH, N.C. – The deadline for registering with FEMA has passed, but that does not mean FEMA is leaving. FEMA continues working with North Carolina Emergency Management to help survivors and communities recover.If you have registered for assistance, FEMA encourages you to keep in touch to track your case or to notify the agency of changes to your mailing or email addresses or phone numbers, and to report insurance settlements or additional damage you may have discovered since your home inspection.Here’s how to reach FEMA:

2018-12-26 22:05 - News Release

RALEIGH, N.C. –  For years, Lumberton—the county seat of Robeson County and home to 20,000—has been at the mercy of the Lumber River which flows around and through it. Severe storms often meant costly flooding and widespread devastation. Lumberton needed a solution, so city officials looked to a freeboard ordinance to help protect structures from flooding.