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Disaster Workers Knocking On Doors In Several Counties

» More Information on North Carolina Severe Storms, Tornadoes, And Flooding

RALEIGH, N.C. — Community relations teams from the state of North Carolina and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are on foot in many storm-damaged counties, delivering recovery information to area residents who had losses from recent storms, tornadoes and flooding. They help storm survivors register for federal disaster assistance. FEMA team members wear FEMA shirts and photo IDs.

Assistance from FEMA could include:

 

  • Temporary housing –money to rent a different place to live.
  • Repairs – grants to repair some of the damage from the disaster that is not covered by insurance.
  • Other needs assistance –grants for necessary and serious needs caused by the disaster. This includes medical, dental, funeral, personal property, transportation, vehicle repair or replacement, moving and storage and other expenses that FEMA approves.

 

Those with losses in the following counties may register with FEMA: Bertie, Bladen, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Johnston, Lee, Onslow, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Wake and Wilson.

Team members also meet with community-based organizations, community leaders and public officials. When community relations workers learn about unmet needs, they pass the information to the state or federal staff best able to respond.

Affected residents and business owners in the designated counties may apply for assistance by calling FEMA’s toll-free registration number, 800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 800-462-7585 for those with speech and hearing disabilities. Multilingual operators are available to assist with the application process. Registration lines are available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. An application may also be completed online by going to www.DisasterAssistance.gov.

Survivors 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.”

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest disaster loans to homeowners and renters as well as business owners. Learn more at 800-659-2955.

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At age 6, Susan was destined to be a journalist and photographer. In 1980, Susan founded Bainbridge News and The Bainbridge Chronicle Newspaper. Bainbridge News specializes in Military and National Politics, including Military Funerals and Burials and Political Funerals and Burials. Susan has covered the White House, the Pentagon and Capitol Hill. She has covered every president from Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama. Recognized for her versatility, Susan has also covered finance, crime, civil rights events, marches, sports, musical events and more. In 1990, she established Bainbridge Photography, an On-Location photography company. In addition to military and political events, including Military and Political funerals and burials, Bainbridge Photography expanded into covering ALL funerals and burials, receptions, weddings, real estate, inventory, insurance, portrait, head shot, pets, fire and Hazmat. Miss Bainbridge believes in going the extra mile. "My Clients always come first." In 1980, Susan began her career in Washington, D.C., working for WMZQ Radio as a reporter and guest hostess from 1980 to 1985. Intrigued by radio, Susan wanted to write, freelancing for radio, television and print newspapers, including AP, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Northern Virginia Sun, The Press-Republicanand The Bainbridge Chronicle (established by Susan Bainbridge). In 1986, Susan worked at WDCA-TV Channel 20 as a guest hostess for "Eye On Washington." From 1990 to 1994, Susan reported and anchored for "The Arlington Weekly News." Additionally, she produced a segment for the G. Gordon Liddy Radio Show. A prolific writer, while in high school in 1977, Bainbridge wrote an episode for NBC's "Little House on The Prairie" entitled "Laura's Best Friend." Though the show's producers did not use the script then, NBC producers encouraged Susan to pursue a writing and journalism career. Susan is a member of the National Press Club, the National Press Photographer's Association and the Society of Professional Journalists. Susan Bainbridge's recognitions include from former Presidents Ronald Reagan, George Herbert Walker Bush and Bill Clinton, former First Lady Nancy Reagan, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the late actor Lorne Greene, among many others. BAINBRIDGE NEWS was founded in 1980 by Susan Bainbridge (a sixth generation writer), a third generation journalist, a first generation photographer and a fourth generation entrepreneur. She is the first generation to establish a news business. Bainbridge News is dedicated in honor of Miss Bainbridge's late grandfather and idol, Mark S. Watson (The Baltimore Sun editor and war correspondent from 1920 to his death in 1966).

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