Storm Statistics

HURRICANE FLORENCE

STEP Statistics (as of 8/22/2019)

  • 2,381 completed construction
    • Total with FEMA, State & VOAD STEP program. 

Recovery Assistance (as of 8/22/2019)

  • 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)
  • To date, 381 households are licensed-in to temporary housing units; 275 families have successfully moved on to more permanent housing by getting home repairs done or finding a new place to live.
  • As of August 22, FEMA Individuals and Households grants:
    • $337.1 million in state and federal grants have gone to 9,068 homeowners and renters
    • $67.4 million in loans approved for 980 business owners. 
  • The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) as of July 5:
    • Hurricane Florence
      • Estimated claims paid: $615 million
      • NFIP claims filed: 15,253
    • Tropical Storm Michael 
      • Estimated claims paid: $7.1 million
      • NFIP claims filed: 540
  • As of August 6, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loans have been approved for nearly $404.5 million for 10,048 business owners, homeowners and renters.
  • Public Assistance:
    • Hurricane Florence 
      • $266.8 million in funding has been provided to the state.
    • Tropical Storm Michael
      • $6.1 million in funding has been provided to the state. 

Storm-Related Fatalities: 45 (as of 8/22/2019)  

  • 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