One Week Left to Apply for Federal Disaster Assistance for Hurricane Florence


Time is running out for survivors of Hurricane Florence to apply for federal disaster assistance. The deadline to apply for assistance from FEMA or for a low-interest loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration is 11:59 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018.

More than $975 million in state and federal funding has been provided to Hurricane Florence survivors in North Carolina. This includes $529 million in flood insurance payments to policyholders, $118 million in grants to homeowners and renters and $329 million in low-interest disaster loans. 

Individuals and businesses with uninsured losses can register with FEMA by:
•    Call the disaster assistance helpline at 800-621-3362 or 800-462-7585 (TTY) from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week. Multilingual operators are available.
•    Go online to
•    Download the FEMA mobile app.
•    Download the ReadyNC app
•    Visit a Disaster Recovery Center. To find center locations and hours, go online to, or download the FEMA mobile app or the ReadyNC app

For more information on North Carolina’s recovery from Hurricane Florence, visit and Follow us on Twitter: @NCEmergency and @FEMARegion4.

FEMA’s mission: Helping people before, during and after disasters.


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