The Hyde County Board of Commissioners has lifted the Ocracoke curfew that has been in place since Hurricane Dorian on September 6. Ocracoke re-entry restrictions are still in place and access to Ocracoke will remain limited to residents, property owners, and approved vendors and contractors.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) has received approval to extend operations in the Ocracoke Joint Recovery Center until Thursday, November 4, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
Hyde County urges any and all business owners and residents that have had any impact, physical or economic, to visit the Joint Recovery Center and meet with a Customer Service Representative for one-on-one assistance.
The SBA loan application is the portal to all other Disaster Assistance programs. Residents who do not apply for SBA loan assistance, will not be eligible for any other programs. The purpose of the loan application is to determine if residents’ existing resources qualify them for a loan, grant, housing assistance, volunteer services or other types of Disaster Assistance. Please remember that there is no obligation to take a loan. However, it is important to apply, as other assistance that might become available often requires that registration with the SBA has been previously completed.
Disaster Assistance programs will continue to be available after the Joint Recovery Center leaves Ocracoke, but access will be through the SBA website. The deadline for filing with the SBA for physical damage to property is December 16, 2019.