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Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Sampson County

The following FEMA press release may be viewed in pdf form here:


RALEIGH, N.C. – A disaster recovery center will open Tuesday, May 10, in Sampson County at the county’s Human Services Building to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by the April 16 storms and tornadoes.

 The center will be open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The center will close at noon on Saturday, May 14.


Sampson County Human Services Building – Suite 200

360 County Complex Road

Clinton, NC 28329                                                                                            


Recovery centers are also open in Bertie, Bladen, Cumberland, Greene, Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Pitt, Robeson and Wake counties. Survivors can visit any of the centers and can find the closest facility by using the online disaster recovery center locator at http://go.usa.gov/CDc.

 Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, North Carolina Division of Emergency Management and other agencies are available to explain assistance programs and help survivors apply for disaster aid. Recovery specialists also help disaster survivors get in touch with other programs that may be able to help.

 Before going to a center, people with storm losses should register with FEMA online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling
800-621-FEMA (3362). Those with speech or hearing impairment may call (TTY)800-462-7585. Help is available in most languages.

 Persons affected by the storms can also apply for federal assistance directly through a web-enabled mobile device or smartphone. Visit m.fema.gov and follow the link to “apply online for federal assistance.”

 Federal and state disaster assistance can include grants for rental assistance and home repairs, low-interest loans from the Small Business Administration to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help recover from the effects of the disaster.

 Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status.  If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at
800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585.

 FEMA’s temporary housing assistance and grants for public transportation expenses, medical and dental expenses, and funeral and burial expenses do not require individuals to apply for an SBA loan. However, applicants who receive SBA loan applications must submit them to SBA loan officers to be eligible for assistance that covers personal property, vehicle repair or replacement, and moving and storage expenses.