Disaster Recovery Resource Fair Provides Advice on Hurricane Recovery


Area homeowners as well as renters and business owners whose properties were damaged by Hurricane Matthew flooding can find information and guidance on their next steps at the Lumberton Disaster Recovery Resource Fair.

The resource fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 at the Robeson Community College Workforce Business Center – Building 18. The community college is located at 5160 Fayetteville Road, Lumberton, NC 28360.

Bilingual interpreters as well as American Sign Language interpreters will be on hand.

Do you have a particular recovery issue that puzzles you? Specialists in disaster recovery will be available for one-on-one discussions and to answer your questions. Topics include:

  • Housing resources
  • Sheltering at home
  • Flood insurance
  • Foreclosure prevention
  • Housing counseling
  • Unemployment
  • Title Issues/Successions
  • Legal Services
  • Disaster Tax Relief
  • Mitigation
  • Various types of loans and more.

Participants include: North Carolina Emergency Management, North Carolina Legal Aid, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Small Business Administration, American Red Cross, FEMA, National Flood Insurance Program and others.

For more information or directions, call 336-851-8058.

For more information on North Carolina’s recovery, visit fema.gov/disaster/4285 and readync.org. Follow FEMA on Twitter at @femaregion4 and North Carolina Emergency Management @NCEmergency.