FEMA and state mobile disaster recovery center (MDRC) is opening on
Monday, Oct.31, at the Hatteras Civic Center and will be open there
for three days -- until Wednesday, Nov. 2, to help victims of
MDRC is a readily accessible mobile
office where you can go for information about FEMA,
assistance programs or get answers to questions related to your
the Federal Emergency Management Agency, North Carolina Emergency
Management, and the U.S. Small Business Administration
will be available to speak with you face-to-face to answer questions
you may have regarding the disaster assistance process, other
assistance available and even help you register if you haven’t
you have registered, they can provide you with an update of your
application status and if needed, discuss the appeal process.
center will be open from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.
grants do not have to be repaid. FEMA assistance is nontaxable and
will not affect eligibility for Social Security, Medicaid or other
should register even if they have insurance. FEMA cannot duplicate
insurance payments, but underinsured applicants may receive help
after their claims have been settled.
County Emergency Management is continuing to work with FEMA and other
disaster relief agencies to provide additional opportunities across
Dare County for mobile disaster recovery centers.
and the state also have DRCs open in other impacted counties. To
locate a DRC nearest to you, call 800-621-3362 or download the FEMA
mobile app. If you have access to a computer, you can go online to
you have phone and/or internet access, you may register in one of the
the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362.
It is the same number if you use 711 or
you are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and you
use a TTY
Mobile App and apply.
requiring a reasonable accommodation such as American Sign Language
interpreting, Braille large print, etc. while visiting a disaster
recovery center may call the Helpline number for support. The
toll-free numbers are open from 7
a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week. Help
is available in most languages, and information
on the registration process is available in ASL at
more information on the North Carolina recovery, visit the disaster
webpage at fema.gov/disaster/4285
or visit www.readync.org.
Follow FEMA on Twitter at @femaregion4
or North Carolina Emergency Management @ncemergency.
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is the federal government’s
primary source of money for the long-term rebuilding of
disaster-damaged private property. SBA helps homeowners, renters,
businesses of all sizes, and private non-profit organizations fund
repairs or rebuilding efforts and cover the cost of replacing lost or
disaster-damaged personal property. These disaster loans cover losses
not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries and do not
duplicate benefits of other agencies or organizations.
more information, applicants may contact SBA’s Customer Service
Center by calling 800-659-2955, emailing
or visiting SBA’s Web site at www.sba.gov/disaster.
Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals may call 800-877-8339.