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Fact Sheet: New Hanover County at a Glance

Release date: 
June 14, 2019
Release Number: 
DR-4393-NC FS 198

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence, New Hanover County residents and local governments have been approved for approximately $122.3 million in state and federal funds:

• More than $12.2 million in state and federal grants have gone to 4,456 homeowners and renters.

• As of June 5, 1,580 flood insurance claims have been filed. An estimated $32.3 million in claims have been paid to date.

• Nearly $54.3 million in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans have been approved for 1,573 homeowners and businesses.

• FEMA has provided more than $23.5 million to the state to help local governments in New Hanover County with Hurricane Florence-related expenses.

Individual Assistance

• From September to March, 208 displaced households received free hotel stays through the Transitional Sheltering Assistance program.

• New Hanover County was approved for FEMA Direct Temporary Housing Assistance.

o As of June 12, 38 households are licensed in to temporary housing units, and two households have successfully moved on to their permanent housing solution.

• The State Housing Recovery Center for New Hanover County is located at 1241 Military Cutoff Rd. in Wilmington and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Public Assistance

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

• To date, 27 Requests for Public Assistance were received and 21 approved.

• An applicant briefing was held Oct. 18, 2018.

Last Updated: 
June 14, 2019 - 13:30