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Thursday is the Last Day to Apply for Florence Disaster Assistance

Release date: 
December 8, 2018
Release Number: 
R4 DR-4393-NC NR 099

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina survivors of Hurricane Florence have until 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 to register for assistance from FEMA or apply for a low-interest loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Individuals and businesses with uninsured losses can register with FEMA by:

  • Calling the disaster assistance helpline at 800-621-3362 or 800-462-7585 (TTY) from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. Multilingual operators are available.
  • Going online to
  • Downloading the FEMA mobile app
  • Downloading the ReadyNC app.
  • Visiting a Disaster Recovery Center. To find center locations and hours, go online to, or download the FEMA mobile app or the ReadyNC app.

To apply for an SBA low-interest disaster loan, contact SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 before the Dec. 13 deadline. The deaf and hard-of-hearing may call 800-877-8339. Email the SBA at You can also visit SBA’s website at

For more information on North Carolina’s recovery from Hurricane Florence, visit and Follow us on Twitter: @NCEmergency and @FEMARegion4.


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Last Updated: 
December 10, 2018 - 09:10