FEMA has opened a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the old Eckerd/Rite Aid store located at 710 DeGraffenreid Ave. in New Bern. The DRC serves as a one-stop location for citizens affected by Hurricane Florence to apply for disaster assistance and other benefits available to them through support agencies. Valuable state, local and federal resources will be provided at the DRC which will be open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. beginning Thursday, Sept. 27, until FEMA determines the community needs have been met.

Steps available:

  1. Online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov
  2. Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362. Applicants who use 711 or Video Relay Service may also call 1-800-621-3362. Persons who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY may call 1-800-462-7585
  3. Download FEMA’s mobile app
  4. 4. Visit the Disaster Recovery Center

Registering with FEMA is required for federal aid, even if you have registered with another disaster-relief organization such as the American Red Cross, or local community or church organization.

For more information Craven County’s Hurricane Florence recovery efforts, visit the Craven County website at www.cravencountync.gov, on the Craven County Facebook page @cravencounty and the Craven County Emergency Management Twitter account @cravencountync. Visit the Craven County website to register to receive emergency notifications via text, email and phone calls through the CodeRed Emergency Notification System.

5 Comments

  1. I need help to get repairs done to my house
    at 5400 HYW 17 South
    New Bern, NC inside water damages due to heavy rain mold build up, located Near River Bend

  2. Need help with roof repairs @ 404 Hart Dr, New Bern. My husband is a disabled Veteran and we need help with our roof. Our insurance company is not paying enough to cover the costs. At least half the roof plywood and shingles needs repair.

  3. Trying to find out who to talk with about a buy out or raising my home.

  4. Is their any low interest rate for car that has been lost threw the hurricane? My daughter lost her car and would like low interest rate?

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