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Disaster Recovery Center in New Hanover County to Close, Help Remains Available

RALEIGH, N.C. – The New Hanover County disaster recovery center in Wilmington will close permanently at 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20. However, help is just a phone call or a mouse click away.

The New Hanover center is located at:

Independence Mall

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:52:19 +0000

Wednesday is the Final Day to Register for Federal Disaster Assistance

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina survivors of Hurricane Florence have until 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018 to register for assistance from FEMA or apply for a low-interest loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration.


Individuals and businesses with uninsured losses can register with FEMA by:

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:40:48 +0000

Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers to Visit Six Locations

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (MDRCs) will be visiting six locations in five northern California counties beginning Monday, Dec. 17. The mobile units are a convenience for displaced survivors of the November wildfires who have relocated and are unable to travel to fixed-site Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Butte, Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

Sun, 16 Dec 2018 11:51:14 +0000

Thousand Oaks Disaster Recovery Center to Close on Dec. 17

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Thousand Oaks Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Ventura County will close permanently at 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 17.

The DRC, located at 173 Moorpark Rd., Suite A, Thousand Oaks, is open today, Saturday, Dec. 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Monday, Dec. 17 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The center will be closed Sunday, Dec. 16.

Sun, 16 Dec 2018 01:32:00 +0000

FACT SHEET: FEMA Eligibility Letter May Not Be Last Word on Disaster Assistance

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – If you applied for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and received a letter or text message saying you were not eligible for disaster aid, you should know that the first communication may not be the last word. There may be an easy-to-resolve reason why some wildfire survivors received a notice stating that they are ineligible for assistance.

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 16:19:30 +0000

Beware of Post-Wildfire Scams

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – State and federal recovery officials urge California residents to watch for and report any suspicious activity or potential fraud from scam artists, identity thieves and other criminals who may try to prey on survivors of the Camp, Hill and Woolsey wildfires.

Common post-disaster fraud practices include:

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 01:38:28 +0000

$180 million in Grants and Loans Approved for Wildfire Survivors

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A month after three California counties endured the most destructive, deadliest wildfires on record, federal and state agencies have provided more than $180 million in grants and loans to assist in recovery.

In response to a disaster declaration signed by President Trump on Nov. 12, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) joined its federal and state partners in supporting survivor recovery in Butte, Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

Dollars and Cents

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 02:04:26 +0000

NC Survivors of Hurricane Florence Now Have Until Dec. 19 to Apply for Federal Assistance

RALEIGH, N.C. – The deadline for North Carolinians to register for disaster assistance has been extended one week to 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. FEMA granted the extension at the request of Gov. Roy Cooper.


Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:34:38 +0000

FEMA Specialists to Offer Mitigation Tips at Walmart Supercenter in Pembroke

RALEIGH, N.C. – Disaster survivors can get tips and advice on how to rebuild stronger against future storm damage at the Walmart Supercenter in Pembroke from Dec. 17 through Dec. 31, with the exception of Christmas Day.


FEMA flood mitigation specialists can answer questions about home repair, making disaster plans, putting together supply kits and the importance of flood insurance.

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:24:18 +0000

FACT SHEET: Recovery at a Glance - Bay County

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Bay County residents have received more

than $366 million in federal funds:*

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 13:27:49 +0000