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9/24/2018

​Nine more counties approved for disaster assistance

From the press release:

Individuals in Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Lee, Moore, Pitt, Richmond, Scotland and Wilson counties are now able to apply for disaster assistance for uninsured and underinsured damage and losses resulting from Hurricane Florence. With the addition of these nine counties, 27 counties have now been approved for federal assistance.
9/21/2018

​NC Chief Justice issues new order for counties affected by Florence

Order from Chief Justice Martin extends "the time and periods of limitation for filing and for acts due to be done" in Beaufort, Bladen, Brunswick, Carteret, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Harnett, Hoke, Hyde, Jones, Lenoir, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, and Wayne counties.

9/20/2018

​Free legal help available for North Carolina survivors of Hurricane Florence

​Hurricane Florence survivors in North Carolina can call the N.C. Disaster Legal Services hotline at 1-833-242-3549 (toll-free) to get free legal help with disaster-related issues. Call for help with appealing denials of disaster benefits, insurance claims, home repairs, fraud and scams, replacing wills and other important legal documents, foreclosure, landlord-tenant problems, and some emergency family-law issues. 

9/18/2018

​Ten More Counties Declared for Disaster Unemployment Assistance

​From the press release:

The Division of Employment Security (DES) has announced that the following counties have been approved for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) due to the effects of Hurricane Florence: Bladen, Columbus, Cumberland, Duplin, Harnett, Lenoir, Jones, Robeson, Sampson, and Wayne.
9/18/2018

​Finding Assistance after Hurricane Florence

​From the press release:

If you are a North Carolina homeowner or renter whose home is damaged, unsafe, or inaccessible because of Hurricane Florence, resources are available to help get you on the road to recovery.
9/17/2018

​Eight North Carolina Counties Declared for Disaster Unemployment Assistance

​From the press release:

The Division of Employment Security (DES) has announced that the following counties have been approved for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) due to the effects of Hurricane Florence: Beaufort, Brunswick, Carteret, Craven, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico and Pender.
9/17/2018

​Ten Additional North Carolina Counties Designated for Individual Assistance

​From the press release:

Homeowners, renters and business owners in Bladen, Columbus, Cumberland, Duplin, Harnett, Lenoir, Jones, Robeson, Sampson and Wayne counties may now apply for federal disaster assistance for uninsured and underinsured damages and losses resulting from Hurricane Florence.
9/17/2018

North Carolinians enrolled in Food and Nutrition Services program can use benefits to buy hot food after Hurricane Florence

All North Carolinians enrolled in the Food and Nutrition Services program can use their benefits to buy hot food from authorized Electronic Benefits Transfer retailers until Oct. 31, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services announced today.

9/17/2018

​Florence survivors have until Oct. 15 to request replacement of lost food purchased with Food and Nutrition Services benefits.

Hurricane Florence survivors have until Oct. 15 to request a replacement of lost food purchased with their September benefits from the Food and Nutrition Services program, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services announced today.

9/17/2018

USDA Provides Additional Food Options to SNAP Participants Impacted by Hurricane Florence

​From the press release:

The U.S. Department of Agriculture yesterday approved a waiver that will allow participants in the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in North Carolina to buy hot foods with their benefits through October 31, 2018.
9/17/2018

​Resources and updates for veterans

​The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs published a blog post with hotline numbers, links to local medical centers and other important info for veterans.

9/15/2018

​President approves major disaster declaration for NC

​From the press release:

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of North Carolina to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Florence beginning on September 7, 2018, and continuing.
9/13/2018

North Carolinians urged to stay on guard as Florence starts to lash NC

From today's press release:

Governor Roy Cooper today urged North Carolinians to stay on guard as Hurricane Florence approaches the state, bringing high winds and the threat of catastrophic and potentially record-breaking rainfall and storm surge.
"My message today: Do not relax, do not get complacent. Stay on guard," Gov. Cooper said. "This is a powerful storm that can kill. Now is the time to get yourself to a safe place and stay there."
9/11/2018

​Evacuation ordered ahead of historic, life-threatening hurricane

From today's press release:

With powerful and dangerous Hurricane Florence zeroing in on North Carolina, Governor Roy Cooper today issued a mandatory state evacuation order for vulnerable coastal areas. The state order is in addition to local evacuation orders already in place in most coastal communities.
9/11/2018

​NC continues preparations for Hurricane Florence, opens shelters

​From today's press release:

As Hurricane Florence approaches North Carolina, shelters statewide are opening to take in people displaced by evacuations. Prisons and jails in vulnerable areas are evacuating, and long-term care facilities have been urged to work with local emergency management officials to ensure resident and patient safety. The state has announced closures of state parks, museums and other attractions. Governor Cooper has also authorized providing more North Carolina National Guard soldiers for Hurricane Florence response.
9/11/2018

​Watch Out For Price Gouging Scams During Hurricane Florence

​From the press release:

As Hurricane Florence approaches our coast this week, all of North Carolina is under a state of emergency. This means that our state’s price gouging law is in effect as well.
9/10/2018

​North Carolina Price Gouging Law in Effect

​From the press release:

The price gouging law that protects consumers from scammers is now in effect in North Carolina after Governor Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency for the state as Hurricane Florence moves toward the coast.
8/27/2018

​Housing funds available for Hurricane Matthew survivors!

rebuild-nc-hurricane-matthew.pngWas your home damaged by Hurricane Matthew? You can apply for government funds to finish repairs, rebuild your home if it was badly damaged, or pay for repairs that you already finished. You should apply even if you think you are not eligible or you have already finshed repairing your home.

To Apply:

​Dial 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment at an application center near you.

​Questions:

​Email info@rebuild.nc.gov

​Learn More:

​Visit rebuild.nc.gov