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October 18, 2019
DATELINE – A public notice has been posted to the FEMA and North Carolina Department of Public Safety websites describing available FEMA assistance and proposed FEMA-funded actions, including...
October 18, 2019
Oct. 18, 2019DR-4465-NC NR 002Media Contact: (919) 990-4090 News ReleaseTwelve Counties Added to Hurricane Dorian Disaster DeclarationDURHAM, N.C.— Twelve more North Carolina counties are eligible to...
October 17, 2019
DURHAM, N.C.— National Flood Insurance Program policyholders in North Carolina who had Hurricane Dorian damage have 60 days from their date of loss to file a Proof of Loss.  FEMA remains committed to...
October 4, 2019
WASHINGTON – FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of North Carolina to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane...
October 4, 2019
Following 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...
September 30, 2019
Sept. 30, 2019DR-4393-NC NR 185Media Contact: (919) 990-4090  News Release$3.7 Million Approved for New Hanover County Debris RemovalDURHAM, N.C. – The State of North Carolina and FEMA have approved...
September 27, 2019
Sept. 27, 2019DR-4393-NC NR 184Media Contact: (919) 990-4090 News Release$2.3 Million Approved for Cumberland County Debris RemovalDURHAM, N.C. – The State of North Carolina and FEMA have approved...
September 26, 2019
Sept. 26, 2019DR-4393-NC NR 183Media Contact: (919) 990-4090 News Release $1.8 Million Approved to Acquire Flood-prone Properties, Minimize Disaster Damage DURHAM, N.C. — The State of North Carolina...
September 24, 2019
September 24, 2019DR-4393-NC NR 182Media Contact: (919) 990-4090 News Release $6 Million Approved for Mold Remediation Costs at Pender County Schools RALEIGH, N.C. – The State of North Carolina and...
September 16, 2019
September 16, 2019DR-4393-NC NR 181Media Contact: (919) 990-4090 News Release$1.9 Million Approved for Pamlico County DURHAM, N.C. – FEMA and the State of North Carolina are announcing more than $1.9...
September 13, 2019
Sept. 13, 2019DR-4393-NC NR 180Media Contact: (919) 990-4090 News ReleaseMore than $18 Million Approved to Restore North Carolina BeachesDURHAM, N.C. – FEMA and the state of North Carolina are...
September 11, 2019
September 11, 2019DR-4393-NC NR 179Media Contact: (919) 990-4090 News Release$4.4 Million Approved for New Bern DURHAM, N.C. – FEMA and the State of North Carolina are announcing nearly $4.4 million...
September 5, 2019
Sept. 5, 2019DR-4393-NC NR 178Media Contact: (919) 990-4090 News Release$7.6 Million Announced for Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation  DURHAM, N.C. – FEMA and the State of North Carolina are...
September 3, 2019
WASHINGTON- FEMA announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the state of North Carolina to supplement state, tribal and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions in...
September 3, 2019
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Donald J. Trump’s emergency disaster declaration issued for the state of...
August 29, 2019
                                            Aug. 29, 2019DR-4393-NC NR 176Media Contact: (919) 990-4090 News Release$4.1 Million Approved to Acquire Flood-prone Properties, Minimize Disaster Damage ...
August 29, 2019
Aug. 29, 2019DR-4393-NC NR 177Media Contact: (919) 990-4090 News ReleaseAdditional $6 Million Approved for Brunswick County DURHAM, N.C. – FEMA and the state of North Carolina are announcing nearly $...
August 16, 2019
DURHAM, N.C. — The State of North Carolina and FEMA are approving nearly $19 million to eliminate flood risks at certain repetitively damaged properties in North Carolina following Hurricane Florence...
August 14, 2019
In the 11 months following Hurricane Florence, 656 displaced families have been housed through FEMA’s Direct Housing program. As of Aug. 12, 253 households have successfully moved on to more...
August 1, 2019
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...
July 29, 2019
$1.8 Million Announced for N.C. Department of Transportation DURHAM, N.C. – FEMA and the state of North Carolina have announced more than $1.8 million to help the North Carolina Department of...
July 24, 2019
DURHAM, N.C. – FEMA and the state of North Carolina are announcing more than $2.3 million to reimburse Carteret County for debris cleanup activities following Hurricane Florence. FEMA has already...
July 15, 2019
 DURHAM, N.C. – FEMA and the state of North Carolina are announcing more than $6 million to reimburse local governments and a public utility authority for Hurricane Florence-related expenses. More...
July 9, 2019
DURHAM, N.C. – FEMA and the state of North Carolina are announcing more than $22 million to reimburse the Carteret-Craven, Four County and Tideland electric cooperatives for damage to their...
July 2, 2019
DURHAM, N.C. – FEMA and the state of North Carolina are approving more than $7.4 million to reimburse Onslow County for debris removal costs following Hurricane Florence.More than 1.3 million cubic...
July 2, 2019
DURHAM, N.C. – FEMA and the state of North Carolina are announcing nearly $3.5 million to help the North Carolina Highway Patrol cover Hurricane Florence-related expenses. Funds will reimburse the...
July 2, 2019
DURHAM, N.C. – FEMA and the state of North Carolina are announcing nearly $1.4 million to reimburse the Brunswick County Board of Education for Hurricane Florence-related expenses.Damage created by...
June 26, 2019
DURHAM, N.C. – FEMA and the state of North Carolina are announcing $3 million to reimburse New Hanover County for debris cleanup activities following Hurricane Florence. FEMA has already approved...
June 24, 2019
Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence, Craven County residents and local governments have been approved for approximately $279.5 million in state and federal funds: • More...
June 24, 2019
Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence, Robeson County residents and local governments have been approved for approximately $52.8 million in state and federal funds. • More...
June 14, 2019
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: •...
June 14, 2019
Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence, Pender County residents and local governments have been approved for approximately $133.6 million in state and federal funds. • More...
June 14, 2019
DURHAM, N.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the State of North Carolina announced more than $2.6 million to reimburse the Lumbee River Electric Membership Corporation for damage to its...
June 14, 2019
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...
June 12, 2019
DURHAM, N.C. – Onslow County will receive more than $1.5 million in assistance to help recover from Hurricane Florence. Funds will reimburse the county for emergency response and protective measures...
June 10, 2019
DURHAM, N.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $1.5 million to reimburse the city of Havelock in Craven County for debris removal following Hurricane Florence....
June 5, 2019
DURHAM, N.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved nearly $3.8 million to reimburse the South River Electric Membership Corporation in Dunn for damage to its electrical system...
June 5, 2019
DURHAM, N.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved nearly $2.6 million to reimburse Duplin County for debris removal following Hurricane Florence. Beginning Sept. 7, 2018, the county...
May 30, 2019
DURHAM, N.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $1.6 million to reimburse the town of Leland in Brunswick County for debris removal following Hurricane Florence....
May 28, 2019
DURHAM, N.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $6.1 million to reimburse Carteret County for debris removal following Hurricane Florence. Beginning Sept. 7, 2018, the...
May 24, 2019
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.More than $8.9...
May 24, 2019
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...
May 23, 2019
Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence, Johnston County has been approved for nearly $1.6 million in state and federal assistance:Nearly $181,000 in state and federal grants...
May 23, 2019
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:Nearly $189,000 in...
May 23, 2019
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....
May 21, 2019
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....
May 17, 2019
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...
May 16, 2019
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...
May 16, 2019
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...
May 14, 2019
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...
May 9, 2019
RALEIGH, N.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $4.8 million to reimburse the City of Jacksonville for debris removal following Hurricane Florence. Beginning Sept. 7,...
May 3, 2019
Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence, Pender County residents and local governments have been approved for approximately $131.7 million in state and federal funds. • Nearly $...
May 2, 2019
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....
May 1, 2019
Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence, Columbus County residents and localgovernments have been approved for nearly $28.8 million in state and federal funds:• Nearly $6.2...
April 30, 2019
Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence, Brunswick County residents and local governments have been approved for approximately $61.3 million in state and federal funds: • More...
April 30, 2019
Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence, New Hanover County residents and local governments have been approved for approximately $119.5 million in state and federal funds: •...
April 24, 2019
RALEIGH, N.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved $8.2 million to reimburse Carteret County Public Schools for emergency protective measures taken following Hurricane Florence....
April 22, 2019
RALEIGH, N.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved $2.3 million to reimburse St. Andrews University in Laurinburg for emergency protective measures taken following Hurricane...
April 19, 2019
RALEIGH, N.C. – Severe weather is expected in parts of the state beginning at noon today. If you live in a mobile home or recreation vehicle, take precautions. • Stay informed about current...
April 17, 2019
RALEIGH, N.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved nearly $1.7 million to repair damage to Onslow Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville as a result of Hurricane Florence. High winds and...
April 17, 2019
RALEIGH, 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...
April 15, 2019
RALEIGH, N.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $17.5 million to reimburse the City of Wilmington for debris removal following Hurricane Florence. Beginning Sept. 20,...
April 12, 2019
Robeson County at a Glance Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence, Robeson County residents and local governments have been approved for about $50.2 million in state and...
April 11, 2019
RALEIGH, N.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved nearly $5.7 million to reimburse Carteret County for debris removal following Hurricane Florence.Beginning Sept. 16, 2018,...
April 3, 2019
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...
April 2, 2019
Recovery Through FEMA Direct Housing In the seven months following Hurricane Florence, more than 650 displaced families have been housed through FEMA’s Direct Housing program. Eligible households...
March 28, 2019
DURHAM, N.C. – North Carolina is no stranger to disasters: Since 2010, the state has received eight federal disaster declarations with losses totaling more than $55 billion, according to NOAA and...
March 27, 2019
DURHAM, N.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved nearly $1.5 million to reimburse the Randolph Electric Membership Corporation in Asheboro for damage to its electrical system...
March 27, 2019
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...
March 26, 2019
ATLANTA – Youth from communities across the Southeast have just one more week to apply for FEMA’s national Youth Preparedness Council.Youth who are interested in applying to the council must submit a...
March 21, 2019
DURHAM, N.C. – According to the State of North Carolina, 40,000 miles of waterways flow through the state, including 50 rivers, which is part of the reason why flooding ranks as the state’s second...
March 5, 2019
RALEIGH, N.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved $3.9 million to reimburse Pender County for removal of debris following Hurricane Florence. Following Hurricane Florence, Pender...
March 4, 2019
ATTENTION EDITORS: This story contains a link to a video illustrating Hurricane Florence response activities. The video is available for use by media. Broadcast-quality version of the video may be...
March 1, 2019
DURHAM, N.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved $41.5 million to reimburse the North Carolina Emergency Management for emergency response activities during Hurricane Florence,...
February 26, 2019
 Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA), which pays for hotel or motel rooms as short-term, emergency sheltering for eligible Hurricane Florence survivors ends Tuesday, March 12. To date 871...
February 22, 2019
 North Carolina survivors of Hurricane Florence who still face unmet needs may find help through other state and federal resources. The deadline has passed for survivors to register for disaster...
February 21, 2019
RALEIGH, N.C. – Before Hurricane Florence arrived, you may have thought your home would never flood. At community mitigation resiliency workshops, FEMA flood mitigation specialists will help you find...
February 20, 2019
RALEIGH, N.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved $54 million to the North Carolina Office of Emergency Management for instituting the Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power (...
February 18, 2019
RALEIGH, N.C. – Disaster survivors can get tips and advice on how to rebuild stronger against future storm damage at several Lowe’s home improvement stores in eastern North Carolina Feb. 19 through...
February 18, 2019
RALEIGH, N.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved $54 million to the North Carolina Office of Emergency Management for instituting the Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power (...
February 14, 2019
RALEIGH, N.C. – Area residents can get tips and advice on how to protect their families and their homes from future disasters at community mitigation resiliency workshops.Before Hurricane Florence...
February 12, 2019
Disaster Case Management is fully funded by FEMA, managed by North Carolina Emergency Management and implemented by Endeavors for the first six months. The program involves a partnership between a...
February 12, 2019
RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina residents whose lives were upended by Hurricane Florence may be eligible to get a case manager to help them with their recovery.FEMA approved the State of North...
February 11, 2019
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...
February 11, 2019
RALEIGH, N.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved $9.5 million to reimburse New Hanover County for removal of debris following Hurricane Florence. More than 1 million cubic yards...
February 7, 2019
RALEIGH, N.C. – Duplin County residents can get tips and advice on how to protect their families and their homes from future disasters at the Ed Emory Auditorium in Kenansville on Feb. 12.Before...
February 6, 2019
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...
February 4, 2019
RALEIGH, N.C. – Disaster survivors can get tips and advice on how to protect their families and their homes from future disasters at the 84 Lumber in Fayetteville Feb. 5 through Feb. 16. FEMA...
February 4, 2019
RALEIGH, N.C. – Disaster survivors can get tips and advice on how to rebuild stronger against future storm damage at the Home Depot in Jacksonville Feb. 5 through Feb. 16. FEMA mitigation specialists...
February 4, 2019
RALEIGH, N.C. – Disaster survivors can get tips and advice on how to rebuild stronger against future storm damage at the 84 Lumber in Wilmington Feb. 5 through Feb. 16. FEMA mitigation specialists...
February 1, 2019
RALEIGH, N.C. – Disaster survivors can get tips and advice on how to protect their families and their homes from future disasters at the Lowe’s in Fayetteville Feb. 4 through Feb. 16. FEMA flood...
February 1, 2019
 RALEIGH, N.C. – Disaster survivors can get tips and advice on how to protect their families and their homes from future disasters at the Lowe’s in Shallotte Feb. 4 through Feb. 16. FEMA flood...
February 1, 2019
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...
January 31, 2019
RALEIGH, N.C. – Fayetteville area residents can get tips and advice on how to protect their families and their homes from future disasters at the College Lake Recreation Center in Fayetteville on Feb...
January 31, 2019
Community Mitigation Resiliency Workshop in Lumberton RALEIGH, N.C. – Robeson County residents can get tips and advice on how to protect their families and their homes from future disasters at the...
January 31, 2019
601 mobile homes and travel trailers provided by FEMA are now occupied by Hurricane Florence survivors across North Carolina. The 571 households currently occupying these units total 1,608 people. 8,...
January 30, 2019
RALEIGH, N.C. – In communities affected by Hurricane Florence, local building officials or floodplain managers may find that a structure has been “substantially damaged” and must be updated to meet...
January 25, 2019
RALEIGH, N.C. – Disaster survivors can get tips and advice on how to protect their families and their homes from future disasters at several area home improvement stores. FEMA mitigation specialists...
January 24, 2019
RALEIGH, N.C. – Johnston County residents can get tips and advice on how to protect their families and their homes from future disasters at the Johnston Medical Mall in Smithfield on Jan. 29. FEMA...
January 18, 2019
RALEIGH, N.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved $12.6 million to reimburse the North Carolina Department of Agriculture for Hurricane Florence-related expenses.  The Department...