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2019-08-01 16:56 - News Release

DURHAM, N.C. – FEMA and the state of North Carolina are announcing more than $2.4 million to reimburse Energy United Electric Membership Corporation for damage to its electrical systems following Tropical Storm Michael.

2019-05-17 16:35 - News Release

Hurricane Season Begins June 1 DURHAM, N.C. – Hurricane season begins in two weeks. Homeowners, renters and business owners should consider purchasing flood insurance now. It takes 30 days from the date of purchase for a National Flood Insurance Program policy to take effect. Flooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States and often does not result in a federal disaster declaration where FEMA offers help. More than 20 percent of flood claims come from areas outside high-risk flood zones.

2019-05-14 18:25 - News Release

North Carolinians who still face unmet needs from Hurricane Florence may find help through other 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 loans, but help is still available. State Assistance

2019-05-02 13:42 - News Release

RALEIGH, N.C. – Hurricane season begins in less than one month, June 1. Homeowners, renters and business owners should prepare now. Two hurricanes have struck North Carolina in the past three years. Survivors of these storms learned first-hand about the dangers of flooding, heavy rainfall and storm surge. Take action now: • Know your risk. Visit FEMA’s Flood Map Service Center to learn your risk of flooding. • Stay informed. Download an emergency weather app on your phone. Purchase a weather radio.

2019-04-03 13:49 - News Release

ATLANTA – Six months after Hurricane Michael’s historic landfall on the Florida Panhandle, federal funds totaling nearly $1.4 billion have been approved for recovery in Florida and Georgia. President Trump designated a combined 107 counties under separate major disaster declarations in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina, making federal funds available to aid recovery efforts.As of April 1, 2019

2019-03-27 19:35 - News Release

What is FEMA Public Assistance? Public Assistance is a reimbursement program that provides federal funding to help communities respond to and recover from disasters such as Hurricane Florence and Tropical Storm Michael. FEMA reimburses state and local governments and certain types of private nonprofit organizations for the cost of disaster-related debris removal, emergency protective measures to protect life and property, and permanent repair work to damaged or destroyed infrastructure.

2019-02-11 17:10 - News Release

RALEIGH, N.C. – As required by law, FEMA has issued a public notice of its intent to take into account the impact of federal laws concerning natural and cultural resources and civil rights on the federal assistance and grant opportunities it provides through its Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation Grant programs in the State of North Carolina. 

2019-02-07 16:24 - News Release

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice to the public of its intent to reimburse eligible applicants for eligible costs associated with Tropical Storm Michael occurring October 10-12, 2018. This notice applies to Public Assistance (PA) and Hazard Mitigation Grant (HMGP) programs implemented under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 5121- 5207. 

2019-02-01 21:20 - News Release

FEDERAL AID PROGRAMS FOR THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINAFollowing is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Donald J. Trump's disaster declaration issued for the state of North Carolina.Assistance for State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

2019-02-01 20:59 - News Release

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federaldisaster assistance has been made available for the State of North Carolina to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Tropical Storm Michael between Oct. 10 and 12, 2018.