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Storm Statistics

HURRICANE FLORENCE

Recovery Assistance (as of 2/22/2019)

  • 226 households (with 650 household members) are checked into hotels through FEMA's Transitional Sheltering Assistance program
  • 139,811 registered for disaster assistance
  • 42,287 visitors to one of the Disaster Recovery Centers (The last DRCs closed Dec. 20, 2018)
  • The last two shelters closed Nov. 9. 
  • 103,642 FEMA inspections completed
  • 642 FEMA travel trailers or mobile units installed 
  • $127.8 million in state and federal grants have gone to 34,525 homeowners and renters
  • $593.1 million in claims have been paid through National Flood Insurance Program; 15,047 flood insurance claims have been filed.
  • $392 million in SBA loans have been approved for 9,837 business owners and homeowners.

Storm-Related Fatalities: 43 (as of 2/22/2019)  

  • 1 in each of the following counties: Anson, Brunswick, Cleveland,  Columbus, Craven, Guilford, Jones, Rutherford, Wayne
  • 2 in each of the following counties: Carteret, Cumberland, Gaston, Pender, Sampson, Scotland, Union
  • 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