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  • National Park Service Provides 47.8 Million Dollars in Assistance to Communities Impacted by Hurricanes Florence, Michael and Typhoon Yutu

    National Park Service Provides $47.8 Million in Assistance to Communities Impacted by Hurricanes Florence, Michael and Typhoon Yutu| site |



    (November 25, 2019) - - Today (November 25, 2019), the U.S. Department of the Interior published the following information:



    Hurricane Michael damage
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    WASHINGTON - The Department of the Interior’s National Park Service today announced $47.8 million in emergency supplemental assistance grants for the recovery and repair of historic resources in areas impacted in 2018 by Hurricanes Florence and Michael, as well as Typhoon Yutu. Communities in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, the Northern Mariana Islands, South Carolina and Virginia will receive funding for various historic preservation projects related to hurricane and typhoon recovery efforts. “The Department of the Interior is committed t...
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  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Prioritizing all Pending Veterans Benefits Appeals Claims for Victims of Hurricanes Florence and Michael

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Prioritizing all Pending Veterans Benefits Appeals Claims for Victims of Hurricanes Florence and Michael



    Washington, DC - - (October 30, 2018) - - Veterans impacted by recent hurricanes Florence and Michael will now have their pending appeals claims for benefits prioritized by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), department officials announced.

    VA’s Board of Veterans’ Appeals has determined that the significant effects of hurricanes Florence and Michael were sufficient cause for the Board to advance the appeals for counties in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia determined to be disaster areas by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). “Accelerating the decision process on pending appeals claims for those Veterans and their families affected by hurricanes Florence and Michael is the right thing to do,” s
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  • U. S. Department of Agriculture Assistance Available to Restore Infrastructure Damaged by Hurricane Florence

    U. S. Department of Agriculture Assistance Available to Restore Infrastructure Damaged by Hurricane Florence


    Assistance Request Deadline is Dec. 5, 2018


    Washington, DC - - (October 26, 2018) - - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in South Carolina is accepting requests for assistance to help communities implement critical emergency measures and restore eligible infrastructure, such as roads, bridges, houses, and businesses as a result of damage caused by Hurricane Florence and associated flooding.

    Requests for assistance through the Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program, which is designed to relieve imminent hazards to life and property caused by floods and other natural occurrences in watershed, must be submitted in writing to the NRCS State Conservationist in South Carolina by Dec. 5, 2018. “NRCS is
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  • Federal Emergency Management Agency Issues FAQ for Survivors with Losses from Both Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Matthew

    Federal Emergency Management Agency Issues FAQ for Survivors with Losses from Both Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Matthew



    (October 13, 2018) - - Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) published the following information:

    Background: Thousands of survivors whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Florence were also affected by Hurricane Matthew two years ago. Many homes were still being repaired when Florence struck. Survivors residing in Special Flood Hazard Areas who received real property and/or personal property assistance after Matthew were automatically enrolled in a 36-month Group Flood Insurance Policy but may not be aware they have coverage through 2019.

    Q: If I received real property or personal property assistance from FEMA after Hurricane Matthew, will I be eligible for Home Repair assistance after Hurricane Florence? A: If your home is in
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  • Hurricane Florence Survivors Eligible for Small Business Administration Loan Deferments

    Hurricane Florence Survivors Eligible for Small Business Administration Loan Deferments



    Washington, DC - - (September 28, 2018) - - To further support Hurricane Florence recovery efforts, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will offer deferments of up to nine months on SBA-serviced loans held by eligible residents, businesses and private nonprofits.

    Borrowers located in a North or South Carolina county designated a federal disaster area after Hurricane Florence, with SBA loans in “regular servicing” status on Sept. 13, 2018, may request a deferment of principal and interest for up to nine months.

    Loans eligible for deferment include:
    • 7(a) Loans
    • 504 Loans
    • Community Advantage Loans
    • Microloans
    • SBA disaster loans for homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes and private nonprofit organizations
    To request a deferment on non-disaster loans, contact...
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  • U.S. Small Business Administration Offers Disaster Assistance to Residents of South Carolina Affected by Hurricane Florence

    U.S. Small Business Administration Offers Disaster Assistance to Residents of South Carolina Affected by Hurricane Florence



    Washington, DC - - (September 22, 2018) - - U.S. Small Business Administrator Linda McMahon issued the following statement after the announcement of the Presidential disaster declaration for several counties in South Carolina affected by Hurricane Florence beginning Sept. 8, 2018:

    “The U.S. Small Business Administration is strongly committed to providing South Carolina residents with the most effective response possible to assist businesses, homeowners and renters with federal disaster loans. Getting businesses and communities up and running after a disaster is our highest priority.”

    The disaster declaration covers Dillon, Horry, Marion and Marlboro counties in South Carolina which are eligible for both Physical and Economic Injury Disaster Loans
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  • U.S. Department of Labor Awards Disaster Recovery Grant to North Carolina in Wake of Hurricane Florence

    U.S. Department of Labor Awards Disaster Recovery Grant to North Carolina in Wake of Hurricane Florence




    Washington, DC - - (September 21, 2018) - - The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of a Disaster Recovery National Dislocated Worker Grant (DWG) to the North Carolina Department of Commerce to assess workforce needs in response to Hurricane Florence. Hurricane Florence brought record amounts of rainfall and flooding to the affected counties. The storm received a major disaster declaration from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on September 14, 2018, enabling the State to request DWG funding to assess workforce needs in the following 18 counties declared eligible for FEMA's Public Assistance Program: Beaufort, Bladen, Brunswick, Carteret, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Duplin, Harnett, Jones, New Hanover, Lenoir, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender, Robeson, Sampson, an...
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  • Federal Communications Commission Issues Hurricane Florence Communications Status Report for September 21, 2018

    Federal Communications Commission Issues Hurricane Florence Communications Status Report for September 21, 2018






    Washington, DC - - (September 21, 2018) - - The Federal Communications Commission has issued a report on the status of communications services in the geographic areas impacted by Hurricane Florence as of September 21, 2018 at 10:30 AM EDT.

    The report may be reviewed HERE .




    Courtesy: Federal Communications Commission
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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Provides Hurricane Florence Victims Needed Relief and Recovery Aid

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Provides Hurricane Florence Victims Needed Relief and Recovery Aid



    Editor's note: On September 21, 2018 the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) published the following information: Washington, DC - - (September 21, 2018) - - As Hurricane Florence approached, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue directed the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to use all available authorities to ensure the security and safety of those in the path of the storm, and to aid victims in their recovery efforts. USDA staff in the regional, state and county offices are actively responding, providing emergency response staffing and a variety of program flexibilities and other assistance to residents, agricultural producers, and impacted communities at large. “USDA is unwavering in its commitment to work on behalf of every community hit and ensure life-sustainin...
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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Approves North Carolina WIC Flexibilities in Wake of Hurricane Florence

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Approves North Carolina WIC Flexibilities in Wake of Hurricane Florence




    Washington, DC - - (September 21, 2018) - - The state of North Carolina will be able to better serve participants through the USDA’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) in the wake of Hurricane Florence, thanks to operational flexibilities approved for their use by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The State will be able to issue benefits remotely and waive some nutrition education requirements in places where offices are closed, as well as replace September food benefits that were damaged or stolen during the hurricane. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) approved the request from the North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services to use these flexibilities because of ...
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  • Federal and State Financial Regulatory Agencies Issue Interagency Statement on Supervisory Practices Regarding Financial Institutions Affected by Hurricane Florence

    Federal and State Financial Regulatory Agencies Issue Interagency Statement on Supervisory Practices Regarding Financial Institutions Affected by Hurricane Florence



    Joint Release by:

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
    Conference of State Bank Supervisors
    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
    National Credit Union Administration
    Office of the Comptroller of the Currency



    September 14, 2018 The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the National Credit Union Administration, and the state regulators recognize the serious impact of Hurricane Florence on the customers, members, and operations of many financial institutions and will provide appropriate regulatory assistance to affected institutions subject to their supervision
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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Provides Additional Food Options to SNAP Participants Impacted by Hurricane Florence

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Provides Additional Food Options to SNAP Participants Impacted by Hurricane Florence



    SNAP participants may use benefits to purchase hot and prepared foods and receive additional time to report food losses



    Washington, DC - - (September 17, 2018) - - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) yesterday approved a waiver that will allow participants in the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in North Carolina to buy hot foods with their benefits through October 31, 2018. USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue emphasized the importance of the waiver, noting that many North Carolina residents evacuated to shelters cannot store food and are lacking access to cooking facilities as a result. “As the state of North Carolina works to recover from this storm, USDA stands ready to provide common-sense flexibilities to help them meet t
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  • HHS Office for Civil Rights Issues Guidance to Help Ensure Equal Access to Emergency Services and the Appropriate Sharing of Medical Information During Hurricane Florence

    HHS Office for Civil Rights Issues Guidance to Help Ensure Equal Access to Emergency Services and the Appropriate Sharing of Medical Information During Hurricane Florence




    Editor's note: On September 13, 2018 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published the following information:


    As Hurricane Florence makes landfall, the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and its federal partners remain in close coordination to help ensure that emergency officials effectively address the needs of at-risk populations as part of disaster response. To this end, emergency responders and officials should consider adopting, as circumstances and resources allow, the following practices to help make sure all segments of the community are served:
    • Employing qualified interpreter services to assist individuals with limited English proficiency and individuals who are deaf or hard
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  • Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems During Hurricane Florence Response and Recovery Operations - Guidance for the Private Sector

    Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems During Hurricane Florence Response and Recovery Operations - Guidance for the Private Sector



    Editor's note: On September 16, 2018 the U.S. Department of Homeland Security published the following information:


    National Protection and Programs Directorate

    (September 16, 2018) - - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is warning drone owners and operators they may face significant fines if they interfere with emergency response operations in the areas affected by Hurricane Florence. Many aircraft that are conducting life-saving missions and other critical response and recovery efforts are likely to be flying at low altitudes over areas affected by the storm. Flying a drone without authorization in or near the disaster area may unintentionally disrupt rescue operations and violate federal, state, or local laws and ordinances,
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  • EPA Hurricane Florence Update - - Friday - - September 14 - - 2018

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    EPA Hurricane Florence Update - - Friday - - September 14 - - 2018

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Hurricane Florence Update Friday, September 14, 2018




    Washington, DC - - (September 14, 2018) - - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is coordinating closely with local, state, and federal partners as the Agency focuses on responding to the impacts of Hurricane Florence. EPA is monitoring numerous sources of information for reports on releases of oil and hazardous substances from first responders engaged in search and rescue efforts, as well as media observations and reporting, information from facility personnel embedded at their sites, the National Response Center, and information flows from the local command posts, state, and regional emergency operations centers. EPA On-Scene Coordinators (OSCs) are deployed to the State Emergency Operation Centers (SEOCs) in North Carolina and South Carolina and to the Federal Emergency Management ...
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    National Park Service Provides 47.8 Million Dollars in Assistance to Communities Impacted by Hurricanes Florence, Michael and Typhoon Yutu
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    National Park Service Provides $47.8 Million in Assistance to Communities Impacted by Hurricanes Florence, Michael and Typhoon Yutu| site |



    (November 25, 2019) - - Today (November 25, 2019), the U.S. Department of the Interior published the following information:



    Hurricane Michael damage
    (Image source: U.S. Department of the Interior)




    WASHINGTON - The Department of the Interior’s National Park Service today announced $47.8 million in emergency supplemental assistance grants for the recovery and repair of historic resources in areas impacted in 2018 by Hurricanes Florence and Michael, as well as Typhoon Yutu. Communities in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, the Northern Mariana Islands, South Carolina and Virginia will receive funding for various historic preservation projects related to hurricane and typhoon recovery efforts. “The Department of the Interior is committed t...
    12-06-2019, 01:37 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Prioritizing all Pending Veterans Benefits Appeals Claims for Victims of Hurricanes Florence and Michael
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Prioritizing all Pending Veterans Benefits Appeals Claims for Victims of Hurricanes Florence and Michael



    Washington, DC - - (October 30, 2018) - - Veterans impacted by recent hurricanes Florence and Michael will now have their pending appeals claims for benefits prioritized by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), department officials announced.

    VA’s Board of Veterans’ Appeals has determined that the significant effects of hurricanes Florence and Michael were sufficient cause for the Board to advance the appeals for counties in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia determined to be disaster areas by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). “Accelerating the decision process on pending appeals claims for those Veterans and their families affected by hurricanes Florence and Michael is the right thing to do,” s
    ...
    10-31-2018, 08:43 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U. S. Department of Agriculture Assistance Available to Restore Infrastructure Damaged by Hurricane Florence
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U. S. Department of Agriculture Assistance Available to Restore Infrastructure Damaged by Hurricane Florence


    Assistance Request Deadline is Dec. 5, 2018


    Washington, DC - - (October 26, 2018) - - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in South Carolina is accepting requests for assistance to help communities implement critical emergency measures and restore eligible infrastructure, such as roads, bridges, houses, and businesses as a result of damage caused by Hurricane Florence and associated flooding.

    Requests for assistance through the Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program, which is designed to relieve imminent hazards to life and property caused by floods and other natural occurrences in watershed, must be submitted in writing to the NRCS State Conservationist in South Carolina by Dec. 5, 2018. “NRCS is
    ...
    10-27-2018, 07:15 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Federal Emergency Management Agency Issues FAQ for Survivors with Losses from Both Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Matthew
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Federal Emergency Management Agency Issues FAQ for Survivors with Losses from Both Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Matthew



    (October 13, 2018) - - Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) published the following information:

    Background: Thousands of survivors whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Florence were also affected by Hurricane Matthew two years ago. Many homes were still being repaired when Florence struck. Survivors residing in Special Flood Hazard Areas who received real property and/or personal property assistance after Matthew were automatically enrolled in a 36-month Group Flood Insurance Policy but may not be aware they have coverage through 2019.

    Q: If I received real property or personal property assistance from FEMA after Hurricane Matthew, will I be eligible for Home Repair assistance after Hurricane Florence? A: If your home is in
    ...
    10-13-2018, 08:29 PM
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    Hurricane Florence Survivors Eligible for Small Business Administration Loan Deferments
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Hurricane Florence Survivors Eligible for Small Business Administration Loan Deferments



    Washington, DC - - (September 28, 2018) - - To further support Hurricane Florence recovery efforts, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will offer deferments of up to nine months on SBA-serviced loans held by eligible residents, businesses and private nonprofits.

    Borrowers located in a North or South Carolina county designated a federal disaster area after Hurricane Florence, with SBA loans in “regular servicing” status on Sept. 13, 2018, may request a deferment of principal and interest for up to nine months.

    Loans eligible for deferment include:
    • 7(a) Loans
    • 504 Loans
    • Community Advantage Loans
    • Microloans
    • SBA disaster loans for homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes and private nonprofit organizations
    To request a deferment on non-disaster loans, contact...
    10-05-2018, 07:22 PM

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