RALEIGH, N.C. – (WNCT) The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved a 31 day extension for Hurricane Matthew survivors in North Carolina to apply for federal disaster assistance.
This decision comes after a request from state officials to extend the date because a number of counties were added for Individual Assistance several weeks after the original Oct. 10 presidential disaster declaration.
The new deadline of January 9, 2017 also applies to homeowner, renters and businesses submitting applications for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Registration is open to survivors in Anson, Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chatham, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Martin, Moore, Nash, Northampton, Onslow, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Wake, Washington, Wayne and Wilson counties.
Registering with FEMA is the first step to federal disaster assistance. Register:
- Online at DisasterAssistance.gov.
- Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 for voice, 711 and Video Relay Service. If you are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY, call 800-462-7585.
- Download the FEMA Mobile App and apply.
If you have questions or need information you are encouraged to visit an open Disaster Recovery Center. To locate the center nearest you, call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362, use the ReadyNC and FEMA mobile apps or go online to FEMA.gov/DRC or readync.org.