Craven County Disaster Recovery Center Opens


FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers are Open in Craven County

NEW BERN, N.C. – FEMA has opened a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the old Eckerd/Rite Aid store located at 710 DeGraffenreid Avenue in New Bern and in Havelock at the Old Rue 21 at 537 Hwy 70, Suite 103.   The DRC serves as a one-stop location for citizens affected by Hurricane Florence to apply for disaster assistance and other benefits available to them through support agencies. Valuable state, local and federal resources will be provided at the DRC will be open until November 13, 2018.  Call 800-621-3362 for days and times.

All homeowners, renters or business owners who sustained property damage as a result of Hurricane Florence are encouraged to register with FEMA in one of the following ways:
1. Online at
2. Call the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-3362 (PRESS 2 for Spanish).   Applicants who use 711 or Video Relay Service may also call 1-800-621-3362. Persons who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY may call 1-800-462-7585
3. Download FEMA’s mobile app
4. Visit the Disaster Recovery Center for help with registration, appeal and applying for SBA loan.

Registering with FEMA is required for federal aid, even if you have registered with another disaster-relief organization such as the American Red Cross, or local community or church organization. For more information Craven County’s Hurricane Florence recovery efforts, visit the Craven County website at, on the Craven County Facebook page @cravencounty and the Craven County Emergency Management Twitter account @cravencountync. Visit the Craven County website to register to receive emergency notifications via text, email and phone calls through the CodeRed Emergency Notification System.