Storm Statistics

HURRICANE FLORENCE

STEP Phase I Statistics (as of 4/18/2019)

  • 4,256 Signed ROEs (Right of Entry)
  • 2,183 completed construction

STEP Phase II Statistics (as of 4/18/2019)

  • 135 homes underway
  • 82 homes completed

Recovery Assistance (as of 4/18/2019)

  • 139,813 registered for disaster assistance - since 2/24/19.
  • 42,287 visitors to one of the Disaster Recovery Centers (The last DRCs closed Dec. 20, 2018)
  • The last two shelters closed Nov. 9. (peak population 21,272 on September 15)
  • 103,852 FEMA inspections completed
  • As of April 16, 567 households are licensed-in to temporary housing units; 92 families have successfully moved on to more permanent housing by getting home repairs done or finding a new place to live. 
  • $130.5 million in state and federal grants have gone to 34,639 homeowners and renters
  • $600.8 million in claims have been paid through National Flood Insurance Program; 15,110 flood insurance claims have been filed.
  • $399.6 million in SBA loans have been approved for 9,937 business owners and homeowners.
  • Public Assistance: $131.5 million in funding has been provided to the state.

Storm-Related Fatalities: 45 (as of 4/18/2019)  

  • 1 in each of the following counties: Anson, Brunswick, Cleveland,  Columbus, Craven, Guilford, Jones, Rutherford, Wayne, Wilson
  • 2 in each of the following counties: Carteret, Cumberland, Gaston, Pender, Sampson, Scotland, Union, Wayne
  • 3 in each of the following counties: Lenoir, New Hanover, Onslow, Robeson,
  • 8 in Duplin County

Rescued and Evacuated: 5,214 people + 1,067 animals (final number)   

State Resources Deployed

  • 2,800 N.C. National Guard soldiers activated
  • State Troopers
  • 14 Swift Water Rescue Teams
  • 28 Boat Crews
  • 3 Urban S&R Teams
  • Since the storm made landfall, NCDOT has relied on 2,579 employees and 208 contractor crews to clean up fallen debris and inspect and repair any damage to roads, shoulders and bridges. The department has used 1,389 chain saws, 1,520 trucks, 4,007 barricades, and more than 5,800 signs, among other equipment.

Out-of-State Resources Deployed

  • 1,100 personnel from 35 states