Deadline Ends For Hurricane Florence Aid But FEMA Is Still Offering North Carolinians Help


The deadline for registering with FEMA for damage caused by Hurricane Florence has just ended, but FEMA will continue working with our state’s emergency agencies to help survivors and communities recover.

As of Monday, Dec. 31st, 2018:

•    More than $122.6 million has been approved for 34,000 households
•    More than $354.9 million in SBA low-interest loans for homeowners,renters and business owners had been approved.
•    More than 15,014 National Flood Insurance Program claims had been submitted.
•    An estimated $556.3 million had been paid on approved NFIP claims.

FEMA and NCEM operated 23 disaster recovery centers, all of which are now closed. More than 42,000 people visited the centers throughout the 34 designated counties to receive information and advice for their recovery.

In addition, Disaster Survivor Assistance teams visited more than 113,000 homes and talked to almost 63,000 survivors about how FEMA can help in their recovery efforts, to answer survivors’ questions and, if needed, to help survivors register.

If you have already registered for assistance, please keep in touch with FEMA to track your case and to report insurance settlements or additional damage you may have discovered since your most recent home inspection.

•    Online at or (for Spanish)
•    Through their disaster assistance helpline at 800-621-3362 or 800-462-7585 (TTY) anytime from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. Multilingual operators are available.
•    On your phone via the FEMA Mobile App in English and Spanish.

The application deadline for a U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loan also has passed. If you’d like to check on your claim, you can call the SBA Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955, email, or visit SBA’s website at If you are deaf, hard-of-hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY, call 800-877-8339.

For more information on North Carolina’s recovery from Hurricane Florence, visit and