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FACT SHEET: Florence Survivors What to Expect When You Apply for FEMA Assistance

Columbia, S.C.-Homeowners and renters in Dillon, Horry, Marion and Marlboro counties who sustained damage from Hurricane Florence may apply for disaster assistance with FEMA.

Applying for Disaster Assistance
If you are in one of the designated counties, you will need the following when you apply for assistance:


Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:29:08 +0000

What to Expect After Registering With FEMA

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Homeowners and renters in four South Carolina counties with uninsured and underinsured losses caused by Hurricane Florence need to know what to expect when they apply for assistance with FEMA.

Dillon, Horry, Marion and Marlboro counties were designated for FEMA Individual Assistance on
Sept. 21, 2018.

Hurricane Florence survivors in the designated counties will need the following to apply for assistance:


Tue, 25 Sep 2018 17:44:13 +0000

FACT SHEET: Get Help Registering for Disaster Assistance in New Hanover, Craven and Carteret counties this week


Get Help Registering for Disaster Assistance in New Hanover, Craven and Carteret counties this week

Three Mobile Registration Intake Centers are open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day through Sept. 29 at the following locations:

New Hanover County

(Old Sears building) 3500 Oleander Drive in Wilmington

Craven County

Havelock City Hall, 1 Governmental Avenue in Havelock

Carteret County

County Health Department, 3820 Bridges Street in Morehead City


Tue, 25 Sep 2018 15:56:50 +0000

FACT SHEET: Transitional Sheltering Assistance

Transitional Sheltering Assistance


Tue, 25 Sep 2018 12:58:35 +0000

Nine Additional North Carolina Counties Designated for Individual Assistance


RALEIGH, N.C. – Homeowners, renters and business owners in Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Lee, Moore, Pitt, Richmond, Scotland and Wilson counties may now apply for disaster assistance for uninsured and underinsured damage and losses resulting from Hurricane Florence.

To be eligible for federal disaster aid, storm damage and losses from the hurricane and flooding must have occurred as a result of Hurricane Florence, beginning Sept. 7.

If you have a homeowner’s or flood insurance policy, file your insurance claim immediately before applying for disaster assistance.


Tue, 25 Sep 2018 11:16:23 +0000

Kilauea Disaster Recovery Center Closing September 28

HONOLULU — The joint federal/state/county disaster recovery center that has been assisting residents with the Kilauea eruption recovery will close permanently on Friday, September 28.

The Disaster Recovery Center is located at the Pahoa Neighborhood Facility, 15-3022 Kauhale Street in Pahoa. Hours will remain 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday until the closing date.


Mon, 24 Sep 2018 22:09:18 +0000

State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Pamlico County

RALEIGH, N.C. – The State of North Carolina and FEMA opened a Disaster Recovery Center in Pamlico County in the city of Grantsboro. Other centers will be opening soon in the affected areas.

The centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in the counties included in the North Carolina major disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence and the subsequent floods.


Mon, 24 Sep 2018 21:55:39 +0000

FEMA Region III Pilots Alexa Skill Program

PHILADELPHIA – Innovation is defined in multiple ways – the act of creating change, or an original product to fill a niche, or even using existing technology in new ways. It makes our lives easier, providing new ways to access existing information and tools we previously may not have had access to. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region III is putting innovation into action by piloting FEMA’s messaging efforts through Amazon’s Alexa program.


Mon, 24 Sep 2018 15:22:44 +0000

Donate and Volunteer Wisely


RALEIGH, N.C. – The overwhelming generosity of the public in the wake of Hurricane Florence is helping affected communities to start healing from the consequences of this disaster.

However, a deluge of donated items can quickly exceed the needs of the affected communities, requiring supporting agencies to redirect manpower away from providing direct services needed by survivors to managing donated goods that may not meet survivors’ needs.


Mon, 24 Sep 2018 14:34:46 +0000

FEMA grant supports Corpus Christi beach restoration

AUSTIN, Texas — Areas of Corpus Christi North Beach that were affected by Hurricane Harvey-caused erosion will be restored through a Texas General Land Office (GLO) project funded largely by a grant from FEMA.


During Hurricane Harvey storm surge caused erosion to about 7,000 feet of North Beach, an engineered beach between the Corpus Christi Ship Channel and Rincon Channel in Corpus Christi.


Mon, 24 Sep 2018 13:59:06 +0000