FEMA: Disaster Recovery Center Opens In Wilson County
Release Date: April 26, 2011 Release Number: 1969-010
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RALEIGH, N.C. – A disaster recovery center opened Tuesday in Wilson County to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by recent storms and tornadoes. the center will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week at the following address until further notice:
Wilson County Vester Toyota Building900-C US Highway 301 N Wilson, NC 27893 Recovery centers opened earlier in Bertie, Cumberland, Johnston, Lee, Wake, Bladen, Harnett and Greene counties. More centers will open soon in other counties designated for assistance. Survivors can find the closest center by using the online disaster recovery center locator at www.fema.gov.
Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, North Carolina Division of Emergency Management and other agencies are available to explain assistance programs and help survivors apply for disaster aid. Recovery specialists also help disaster survivors get in touch with other programs that may be able to help.
Before going to a center, people with storm losses should register with FEMA online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362). those with speech or hearing impairment may call (TTY) 800-462-7585. Help is available in most languages. Help is available at the disaster recovery centers for all storm survivors.
Persons affected by the storms can also apply for federal assistance directly through a web-enabled mobile device or smartphone. Visit m.fema.gov and follow the link to “apply online for federal assistance.”
Federal disaster assistance can include grants for rental assistance and home repairs, low-cost loans from the Small Business Administration to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help recover from the effects of the disaster.
Disaster recovery centers are also open in the following locations:
Bertie CountyColerain Community Building106 W. Academy St. Colerain, NC 27924
Cumberland CountyDepartment of Social Services1st Floor Conference Room D1225 Ramsey St.Fayetteville, NC 28301
Lee CountyMcSwain Agricultural Center2420 Tramway RoadSanford, NC 27332
Johnston CountyThe Herald Building125 S. 4th St.Smithfield, NC 27577
Wake CountyChavis Heights Community Center505 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.Raleigh, NC 27601
Bladen County Powell-Melvin Agricultural Center450 Smith CircleElizabethtown, NC 28337
Harnett County East Pointe Village Shopping Center1165 E. Cumberland St., Suite 106 Dunn, NC 28334
Greene CountyFire Station201 Carolina DriveSnow Hill, NC 28580
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
Last Modified: Tuesday, 26-Apr-2011 14:27:04
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