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Columbus County Disaster Recovery Center Relocates, Will Close Permanently Dec. 5

Raleigh

The Columbus County disaster recovery center in Whiteville has moved. It will remain at the new location until it closes permanently at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5.
The center is now located at:
                                                                           The Econo Lodge
                                                                      503 N. JK Powell Blvd.
                                                                       Whiteville, N.C. 28472
                                                   Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday
                                                   10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Wednesday
                                                   Closing permanently 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5

Individuals and businesses in counties included in the North Carolina federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence may still register for assistance before the Dec. 13 deadline by:
•    Calling the disaster assistance helpline at 800-621-3362 or 800-462-7585 (TTY) anytime from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. local time seven days a week until further notice. Multilingual operators are available. You can update your contact information, ask questions about a letter from FEMA, get information about FEMA home inspections, or learn how to appeal a FEMA decision.
•    Going online to DisasterAssistance.gov or DisasterAssistance.gov in Spanish.
•    Downloading the FEMA mobile app or the FEMA mobile app in Spanish.
•    Downloading the ReadyNC app
•    Visiting any of the recovery centers that remain open. To find center locations and current hours, download the FEMA mobile app, the ReadyNC app, or visit FEMA.gov/DRC. Center hours and operations are adjusted based on visitor demand. Starting Dec. 3 most centers will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m.to 1 p.m., Saturday until further notice. All are closed Sundays. 
If you have questions about a U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loan, you may contact SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center by calling 800-659-2955 or 800-877-8339 (TTY).  You may also  email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov or visit SBA’s website at sba.gov/disaster. 

If you have unmet disaster-related needs, you may call the statewide referral service at 2-1-1 or 888-892-1162 (TTY), or text Florence to 898211. 

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

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