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Disaster Recovery Center Opens In Greene County

A disaster recovery center opened Monday in Greene County to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by recent storms and tornadoes. The center will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week at the following address until further notice:

 

Greene County
Fire Station
201 Carolina Drive
Snow Hill, NC 28580

 

Recovery centers opened earlier in Bertie, Cumberland, Johnston, Lee, Wake, Bladen and Harnett counties. More centers will open soon in other counties designated for assistance.

 

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. Help is available at the disaster recovery centers for all storm survivors.

 

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 Disaster Assistance can include grants for rental assistance and home repairs, low-cost 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 Centers are also open in the following locations:

 

Bertie County
Colerain Community Building
106 W. Academy St.
Colerain, NC 27924

 

Cumberland County
Department of Social Services
1st Floor Conference Room D
1225 Ramsey St.
Fayetteville, NC 28301

 

Lee County
McSwain Agricultural Center
2420 Tramway Road
Sanford, NC 27332

 

Johnston County
The Herald Building
125 S. 4th St.
Smithfield, NC 27577

 

Wake County
Chavis Heights Community Center
505 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Raleigh, NC 27601

 

Bladen County
Powell-Melvin Agricultural Center
450 Smith Circle
Elizabethtown, NC 28337

 

Harnett County
East Pointe Village Shopping Center
1165 E. Cumberland St., Suite 106
Dunn, NC 28334

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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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