Hurricane Florence Press Releases

Volunteers Are Vital in Filling Unmet Needs After a Disaster

Thursday, March 28, 2019

DURHAM, N.C. – North Carolina is no stranger to disasters: Since 2010, the state has received eight federal disaster declarations with losses totaling more than $55 billion, according to NOAA and Governor Roy Cooper’s office.

At Six-Month Mark, Florence Recovery is Moving Ahead

Monday, March 4, 2019

Six months after what state officials say is the costliest disaster in North Carolina history, recovery from Hurricane Florence has made significant progress. State and federal agencies, volunteers and nonprofits continue to work together. 

FEMA Approves $41.5 Million for N.C. Hurricane Response

Monday, March 4, 2019

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved $41.5 million to reimburse the North Carolina Emergency Management for emergency response activities during Hurricane Florence, which struck the state in September 2018.

Transitional Sheltering Assistance Ends Soon

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA), which pays for hotel or motel rooms as short-term, emergency sheltering for eligible Hurricane Florence survivors ends Tuesday, March 12.