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Hurricane Season Begins in One Week

Hurricane Season Begins in One Week

DURHAM, N.C. – Hurricane season begins June 1. Taking steps now to prepare your family, home and business can make a big difference:

• Create an emergency communication plan with your family. This plan spells out how everyone will contact each other, where to go and how to get back together.

• Build an emergency kit. Keep it ready at home, at work and in the car.

Fact Sheet: Robeson County at a Glance

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence, Robeson County residents and local governments have been approved for about $50.3 million in state and federal funds.

FEMA Approves $1.6 Million for North Topsail Beach Debris Removal

DURHAM, N.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved nearly $1.6 million to reimburse the town of North Topsail Beach in Onslow County for debris removal following Hurricane Florence.

Beginning Sept. 18, 2018, the town hired contractors to remove vegetation and other debris from public rights of way throughout the town. The approved funds cover work completed through Dec. 19, 2018.

Johnston County at a Glance

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence, Johnston County has been approved for nearly $1.6 million in state and federal assistance:

Pitt County at a Glance

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence, Pitt County residents and local governments have been approved for more than $2.3 million in state and federal funds:

FEMA Approves $1.8 Million for Town of Emerald Isle Debris Removal

DURHAM, N.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $1.8 million to reimburse the Town of Emerald Isle in Carteret County for debris removal following Hurricane Florence.

Beginning Sept. 21, 2018, the town hired contractors to remove vegetation and other debris from public rights of way throughout the town. The approved funds cover work completed through Dec. 18, 2018.

Buy Flood Insurance Now, Before It’s Too Late

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.

Carteret County at a Glance

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence, Carteret County residents and local governments have been approved for approximately $131.3 million in state and federal funds:

• More than $7.9 million in state and federal grants have gone to 2,416 homeowners and renters.

• As of March 26, 2,451 flood insurance claims have been filed. An estimated $61.4 million in claims have been paid to date.

FEMA Approves $9.5 Million for Electric Cooperative in North Carolina

DURHAM, N.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $9.5 million to reimburse the Jones-Onslow Electric Membership Corporation in Jacksonville for damage to its electrical system following Hurricane Florence.

The cooperative provides electrical service to Craven, Duplin, Jones, Lenoir, Onslow and Pender counties, which were included in the presidential disaster declaration following Hurricane Florence.

High winds, rain and flooding caused by the hurricane damaged overhead utility poles, lines and transformers in multiple counties.

Fact Sheet: Resources for Hurricane Florence Survivors with Unmet Needs

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.

 

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