Available Programs for Hurricane Matthew Survivors

Hurricane Matthew survivors whose homes were damaged can now apply for additional funds.  Funding assistance is available to eligible applicants through the Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery program. All programs apply to damage sustained in Hurricane Matthew and will meet National Objectives. For Homeowner Rehabilitation, Reconstruction and Mobile Home programs, eligible applicants will have experienced major to severe damage in Matthew and will meet Low-Moderate-Income requirements as defined by Housing and Urban Development.  For more detailed information on each program click HERE


Single-Family Homeowner Rehabilitation
Single-Family Homeowner Reconstruction
Housing Repair Reimbursement
Homeowner Buyout
Mobile Home Repair
Mobile Home Replacement
Homeowner Assistance
Small Rental Assistance
Multi-Family Rental Assistance

Calling all Construction Contractors

There are currently opportunities available for work with Hurricane Matthew recovery through ReBuild NC.  Find out more here https://www.rebuild.nc.gov/reporting-and-compliance/requests-for-proposals

WHAT:  NC Emergency Management is seeking contractors to perform rehabilitation, reconstruction, mitigation, elevation and new construction of single-family residential structures that have been damaged by Hurricane Matthew.

WHO:  Contractors with experience in demolition, foundation repairs, roofs, mechanical (HVAC), electrical, plumbing, carpentry, painting, flooring, drywall, and lead-based paint mitigation are encouraged to apply.

WHEN:  NOW!  Applications may be submitted until December 31, 2018.  Pre-qualification awards may be made within 5 days of submission, so apply now.

WHY:  There is a critical need to retain construction contractors as soon as possible to address thousands of work orders spread over eastern NC.

HOW:  Visit rebuild.nc.gov/work-with-us or email construction@rebuild.nc.gov in order to download the Request for Prequalification and Application.

ReadyNC Mobile App

The ReadyNC mobile app is an all-in-one tool to help people get ready for everything from traffic jams to hurricanes and ice storms. The app gives information on real-time traffic and weather conditions, river levels, evacuations and power outages.

It works both for iPhone and Android phones. Download it today! For people living in or visiting North Carolina, this is an all-in-one FREE tool for emergency preparedness

weather icon        Current weather condition

traffic cone icon        Real-time traffic conditions where you are, by route or region

light bulb icon        Where to report nearby power outage

shelter icon        Open shelters near you (including ones which accept pets)

evacuation sign icon        Counties being evacuate

hurricane icon        How to prepare for and be safe during typical hazards that impact NC

checklist icon          How to create an emergency plan and kit

flooding icon        Real-time stream and river flooding information

information icon        Who to call for help when disasters strike

Created by the N.C. Department of Public Safety and North Carolina Emergency Management.

Volunteer with CCDRA!

Volunteers are essential to recovery! Our volunteers truly are the backbone of our recovery effort. Do you want to volunteer? If you or your group is looking to play a first-hand role in Craven County Disaster Recovery, become a volunteer. We welcome you to lend a hand and donate your time, skills and talents. To find out more on how to volunteer, please email ccdra.ltrg@gmail.com

For more information in general, contact us at (xxx) xxx-xxxx.

Join us in rebuilding homes, communities and lives.


Floyd 1999 Archive

Storm Activity: 09/07/1999 – 09/19/1999
Source:  http://www.hurricanescience.org/history/storms/1990s/floyd/

Early, on September 16, 1999, Hurricane Floyd made landfall in Cape Fear, North Carolina as a Category 2 hurricane moving at 27.8 km/h (17.3 mph) with winds estimated at 166 km/h (103.7 mph). Pushed along by a low-pressure front moving across the U.S. from the southwest, Hurricane Floyd quickly passed through the state. By late morning on 16 September, Floyd’s eye passed over eastern North Carolina and then over Norfolk, VA. After crossing over North Carolina and southeastern Virginia, Floyd briefly re-entered the western Atlantic Ocean before reaching Long Island on the 17 of September as a tropical storm. It was the second hurricane to have hit NC in less than one month, with Hurricane Dennis arriving just 10 days earlier.

Hurricane Floyd caused a disastrous flood event in the eastern United States, particularly in North Carolina. In total, eastern North Carolina received between 381-508 millimeters (15-20 inches) of rain, with Wilmington, NC reportedly receiving 483 millimeters (19 inches) throughout the duration of the storm, including a record 381 millimeters (15 inches) in a 24-hour period. These cumulative levels of rainfall put 14 regions in North Carolina at their 500-year flood levels.

Hurricane Floyd Newspaper Archives


Hurricane Matthew (2016) Facts

North Carolina Hurricane Matthew (DR-4285)

Incident Period: October 04, 2016 – October 24, 2016
Major Disaster Declaration declared on October 10, 2016

Individual Assistance Applications
Approved: 29,003

Total Individual & Households Program
Dollars Approved: $98,948,692.76

Total Public Assistance Grants
Dollars Obligated: $284,830,438.68

Designated Counties (Individual Assistance):

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, Wilson