Governor Signs State Disaster Declaration for Dorian Affected Counties | Beaufort County Now

Today Governor Roy Cooper signed a state disaster declaration for counties that suffered damages from Hurricane Dorian, making additional assistance available to residents there. governor, roy cooper, disaster declaration, hurricane dorian, affected counties, october 18, 2019
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Governor Signs State Disaster Declaration for Dorian Affected Counties

Press Release:

State assistance follows U.S. Small Business Administration approval of Governor's request for disaster declaration

Read the Governor's Disaster Declaration HERE

    RALEIGH: Today Governor Roy Cooper signed a state disaster declaration for counties that suffered damages from Hurricane Dorian, making additional assistance available to residents there.

    "Today's state disaster declaration will help North Carolinians recovering from Hurricane Dorian get vital assistance necessary to recover," said Governor Cooper.

    At the Governor's request, the U.S. Small Business Administration granted a disaster declaration for Carteret, Dare, Hyde and New Hanover and the contiguous counties of Beaufort, Brunswick, Craven, Currituck, Jones, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender, Tyrrell and Washington, allowing affected residents to apply for low interest SBA disaster loans. With the signing of the state disaster declaration, the governor authorizes individual assistance in the form of state-funded grants to be made available to affected individuals who do not meet the qualifications for an SBA loan or who have damages not covered by insurance.

    Recovery centers will open at 11 AM Friday and remain open through October 31 for residents to apply for assistance. Hours will be 9 AM to 6 PM on weekdays and 10 AM to 2 PM on Saturday and closed on Sunday.

    HYDE - OCRACOKE
    Variety Store Parking Lot
    950 Irvin Garrish Highway
    Ocracoke, NC 27960

    CARTERET
    Board of Elections Office
    1702 Live Oak Street
    Beaufort, NC 28516

    DARE
    Old PNC Bank
    47013 Buxton Back Road
    Buxton, NC 27920

    NEW HANOVER
    New Hanover Co. Public Library NE Branch
    1241 Military Cutoff Road
    Wilmington, NC 28405

    Applicants may also apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA's secure website at DisasterLoan.sba.gov.

    Businesses and individuals may also obtain information and loan applications by calling the SBA's Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 or 1-800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing, or by emailing disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. Loan applications can also be downloaded at DisasterLoan.sba.gov and brought to the recovery centers. Residents with questions about state-funded individual assistance can call 919-825-2378.

    The SBA disaster request and state disaster declaration follow FEMA's denial of North Carolina's request for Individual Assistance on October 8th.


  • Contact: Ford Porter
  •     govpress@nc.gov


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