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Three Disaster Recovery Centers to Close

Link to PDF version of FEMA press release here.

RALEIGH, N.C. – Disaster Recovery Centers in Bertie, Bladen and Lee counties will continue to operate for one more week and then close at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 21.


“Our disaster recovery center operations are adjusting hours and locations to serve areas where a need is identified,” said Doug Hoell the state’s Director of Emergency Management. 


Those whose homes or businesses were affected by the April 16 storms and tornadoes can continue to get in-person help at any open Disaster Recovery Center.  Hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily except Sunday when centers are closed.


Find the nearest disaster recovery center by calling FEMA’s Helpline at 800-621-FEMA (3362) online at http://www.fema.gov/assistance/opendrcs.shtm


Bertie County

Colerain Community Building

106 W. Academy St.

Colerain, NC 27924


Bladen County

Powell Melvin Ag Building

450 Smith Circle

Elizabethtown, NC 28337


Lee County

McSwain Agriculture Center

2420 Tramway Road

Sanford, NC 27332


After the centers close, disaster survivors can still call 800-621-FEMA (3362) to register for disaster assistance, check application status and update contact or insurance company information. A Federal Emergency Management Agency representative is available at the toll-free number from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. Callers with speech or hearing disabilities may call (TTY)800-462-7585. Help is available in most languages.


Applicants can also register online at www.DisasterAssistance.govor with a web-enabled mobile device smartphone. Visit m.fema.govand follow the link to “apply online for federal assistance.”


FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.