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State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Open in Carteret County

RALEIGH, N.C. – A disaster recovery center is now open in the town of Beaufort in Carteret County.

North Carolina Emergency Management and FEMA will open additional centers in affected counties in the coming days. The centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in counties included in the North Carolina federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence.

Representatives from the State of North Carolina, FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and other organizations are at the centers to explain available assistance programs and help connect survivors with resources that best match their recovery needs.

Board of Elections

1702 Live Oak St.

Beaufort, NC 28516

Hours: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Sunday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET

 

The centers are accessible to people with disabilities. Centers have assistive technology equipment allowing disaster survivors to use amplified telephones, phones that display text, amplified listening devices for people with hearing loss, and magnifiers for people with vision loss. Video Remote Interpreting is available and in-person sign language is available by request. The centers also have accessible parking, ramps and restrooms.

Disaster survivors can visit any of the centers for assistance. Use the FEMA app or visit FEMA.gov/DRC to view other locations.

Homeowners, renters and businesses should register for disaster assistance before visiting a recovery center by:

The following information is helpful when registering:

  • Address of the location where the damage occurred (pre-disaster address);
  • Current mailing address;
  • Current telephone number;
  • Insurance information;
  • Total household annual income;
  • Routing and account number for checking or savings account (this allows direct transfer of funds into a bank account); and
  • A description of disaster-caused damage and losses.

Do not wait to begin cleanup and repairs. Take photos of damage. Save all receipts. And get the cleanup and repair process started as soon as you can.

North Carolina homeowners, renters and business owners in Beaufort, Bladen, Brunswick, Carteret, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Duplin, Greene, Harnett, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Moore, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender, Pitt, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Wayne and Wilson counties may apply for federal disaster assistance for uninsured and underinsured damage and losses resulting from Hurricane Florence.

The NC 211 statewide information line can provide callers with nearby shelter, housing and other storm-related details. Dial 2-1-1 or 888-892-1162 (TTY), or text Florence to 898211. The information line is staffed around the clock to connect North Carolinians to storm resources.

For more information on North Carolina’s recovery from Hurricane Florence, visit NCDPS.gov/NCEM and FEMA.gov/Disaster/4393. Follow us on Twitter: @NCEmergency and @FEMARegion4.

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