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FEMA May Provide Help for Privately Owned Roads and Bridges

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October 8, 2021

FEMA May Provide Help for Privately Owned Roads and Bridges

WAYNESVILLE, N.C. – FEMA encourages residents in Buncombe, Haywood or Transylvania County whose access to their home was impacted by Tropical Storm Fred to register with FEMA.

FEMA may be able to provide financial assistance to repair or replace a privately owned road or bridge that is the only access to the property.

To apply for FEMA disaster assistance, go online to DisasterAssistance.gov, call 800-621-3362, or use the FEMA app for smartphones. If you use a relay service, such as video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service or others, give FEMA the number for that service. Lines are open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. local time, seven days a week. The deadline for applications is Nov. 8, 2021.

For more information about Tropical Storm Fred recovery in North Carolina, visit fema.gov/disaster/4617 and ncdps.gov/TSFred. Follow us on Twitter: @NCEmergency and @FEMARegion4.


FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters. 

Last updated October 8, 2021