Links to news from federal and state agencies involved in the recovery.
N.C. Department of Justice
N.C. Department of Public Safety
N.C. Division of Employment Security
N.C. Office of the Governor
U.S. Small Business Administration
1-800-662-7407, weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., for free legal help related to Hurricane Matthew. Get help with FEMA benefits appeals, insurance claims, home repair contracts and contractors, lost wills and other legal documents, foreclosure and landlord-tenant problems. Callers should identify that they are seeking Hurricane Matthew-related legal assistance, ask for Disaster Legal Services and identify the county in which they are located. Survivors who qualify for assistance will be matched with North Carolina lawyers who have volunteered to provide free legal help.
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Watch our series of self-help videos to learn about your legal rights and what you should do after a natural disaster. Topics include tenant rights, disaster unemployment assistance, insurance claims, replacing lost documents, avoiding scams and fraud, and more. These videos were produced in partnership with the North Carolina Bar Association Foundation and the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.
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What are your rights and responsibilities under North Carolina law if you are a tenant and your rental unit is damaged extensively or destroyed by a natural disaster? Learn more about leases, repairs, evictions, personal property and renter's insurance.
Visit the tenant rights pageDerechos de Inquilinos Despues de un Desastre Natural
FEMA: North Carolina Hurricane Matthew
N.C. Dept. of Public Safety: Hurricane Matthew
United Way: Dial 2-1-1 from any phone to find local help
Food assistance: D-SNAP benefits, hot food waiver, replacement benefits
Where to find food after Hurricane Matthew
FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers (mobile site)
Red Cross shelters
Apply for FEMA benefits
Disaster Unemployment Assistance
Small Business Administration: Disaster Loan Assistance
NC disaster fraud hotline: 1-877-5-NO-SCAM (919-716-6000 if calling from out-of-state number)
FEMA Disaster Fraud Hotline: 866-720-5721 (toll free)
Federal Trade Commission: Dealing with Weather Emergencies
All Emergency and Recovery Resources