November 18, 2016
Disaster Assistance Team returns to
Hatteras, FEMA deadline extended
A Disaster Survivor Assistance Team is returning to Hatteras Island Saturday, Nov. 19 through Wednesday, Nov. 23.
Also, yesterday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency approved a
31-day extension for Hurricane Matthew survivors to apply for federal
On Saturday, Nov. 19, Disaster Survivor Assistance Team members are
expected to canvass Hatteras Island neighborhoods sharing information
on FEMA’S Individual Assistance Program.
Team members will also be located at the Dare County Satellite Campus
in Frisco from Monday, Nov. 21. through Wednesday, Nov. 23. working
alongside Dare County staff to answer disaster survivor questions and
In addition, Dare County Emergency Management has requested that a
mobile Disaster Recovery Center return to Hatteras Island when it is
available to give residents additional time to meet one-on-one with
FEMA representatives regarding requests for disaster assistance.
The state has requested more time for registration because a number of
counties were added for individual assistance several weeks after the
original Oct. 10 presidential disaster declaration.
Survivors now have until Jan. 9, 2017, to register with FEMA. This new
deadline also applies to homeowners, renters and businesses submitting
applications for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small
Registration is open to survivors in Anson, Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen,
Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chatham, Chowan, Columbus, Craven,
Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax,
Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Martin,
Moore, Nash, Northampton, Onslow, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt,
Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Wake, Washington, Wayne
and Wilson counties.
Hatteras residents can register with the Disaster Survivor Assistance
Team next week, at the recovery center if it returns or online or by
- Online at DisasterAssistance.gov.
the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 for voice, 711 and Video Relay
Service. If you are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability
and use a TTY, call 800-462-7585.
- Download the FEMA Mobile App and apply.
FEMA assistance is nontaxable and will not affect eligibility for Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare or other federal benefits.
Register even if you have insurance. FEMA cannot duplicate insurance
payments, but if you are underinsured you may receive help after your
claim has been settled.
Through Wednesday, Nov. 16, FEMA has taken 969 applications from Dare
County residents totaling $1,021,958.79. In Hyde, FEMA has
taken 168 applications totaling $76,468.43.
Through the same period, statewide, FEMA has 72,626 registrations and has approved $75.5 million in help.
For more information on the North Carolina recovery, visit the disaster webpage at fema.gov/disaster/4285; or visit the North Carolina Emergency Management website at readync.org. Management @ncemergency.