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Fact Sheet: Brunswick County at a Glance

Release date: 
June 14, 2019
Release Number: 
DR-4393-NC FS 197

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence, Brunswick County residents and local governments have been approved for approximately $66.5 million in state and federal funds:

• Nearly $7.4 million in state and federal grants have gone to 1,917 homeowners and renters.

• As of June 5, 1,078 flood insurance claims have been filed. An estimated $23.5 million in claims have been paid to date.

• Nearly $27.3 million in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans have been approved for 678 homeowners and businesses.

• FEMA has provided more than $8.3 million to the state to help local governments in Brunswick County with Hurricane Florence-related expenses.

Individual Assistance

• From September to March, 57 displaced households received free hotel stays through the Transitional Sheltering Assistance program.

• Brunswick County was approved for FEMA Direct Temporary Housing Assistance. o As of June 12, 29 households are licensed in to temporary housing units, and eight households have successfully moved on to their permanent housing solution.

 

Public Assistance

• Brunswick County was approved for assistance to local governments for debris removal and emergency protective measures Sept. 14 and permanent work Oct. 12.

• To date, 47 Requests for Public Assistance were received and 42 approved to date.

• An applicant briefing was held Oct. 15, 2018.

Last Updated: 
June 14, 2019 - 13:27