FEMA AID Hurricane Matthews Aftermath

Residents hoping to get disaster assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency should apply as soon as possible.

The agency provides grants to help people pay for a place to stay if they can’t stay in their home and to repair their home.

“It’s money that doesn’t need to be paid back,” said Bill Lehman, a FEMA spokesman.

[Latest update from Cumberland County on Wednesday for FEMA]

The funds do not duplicate money that will be paid through insurance claims, he said.

Residents in Cumberland, Bladen, Columbus, Hoke, Robeson, Edgecombe, Lenoir, Nash, Pitt, and counties can apply. Homeowners, renters and business owners who suffered loss or damages due to Hurricane Matthew can register for assistance online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov, by downloading the FEMA mobile app, or by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362).

Applicants with a speech disability or hearing loss who use TTY should call 800-462-7585. Those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS) can call 800-621-3362.

The telephone numbers are open now from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week. Operators who understand multiple languages are available.

Once a resident has registered, he or she will get a call from a housing inspector “within a short period of time” to set up an appointment, Lehman said.

Residents should have a copy of their insurance policy, their Social Security numbers, and information about the damage, including photos if they have them.

Once the inspector completes a report, funds are often deposited in the resident’s bank account within a week.

Lehman said there is a cap on the amount of money available, but he wouldn’t say what it is because residents might expect to get the maximum amount.

The funds can be used for rental assistance and to make repairs to the damaged home, Lehman said. Money to pay for the contents also might be available depending on the insurance policy.

“We’re still in response mode,” he said. “After they’ve registered, that’s when the recovery mode starts.”

Staff writer Steve DeVane can be reached at devanes@fayobserver.com or 486-3572.


Edgecombe County Folk Who Have Been In The Flood Please Think Back To 1999 And Don’t Be Ignant!

Folk think back to what happened as it relates to resources when the flood came in 1999. You know resources didn’t come down over night so be patient and help others remember.

I am receiving phone calls that Governor Pat McCrory said there was funds in Edgecombe County to help folk. I know that is not to be true whether he said it or not. But even if monies were available which is not, how would it be distributed? FEMA and other resources will come in and set up to do interviews/applications to begin the process.

Folk it is going to be a waiting period before you receive anything unless you have homeowners insurance, renters insurance, automobile insurance and other. I am quite sure DSS will be setting up so folk can get food stamps and that will probably be the 1st thing that folk will receive.

I know folk are frustrated but you can let it worry you or you can just know that hope is on the way. I don’t believe it will take as long as it did the last time because there are lessons learned from 1999 so the pathway to recovery is on the books.

Who am I? Just a nobody but love everybody. I am a flood victim however I do have a place to stay because I am still in rental property and my daddy was in my house this time and the house was flooded and the truck I bought for my daddy.

Folk you can get hung up on the Governor you want to but President Barack Obama has done what he need to do to okay that the funds come this way. I don’t need him to come here just because Bill Clinton did. He has already done enough. He will probably be here in the future but if he don’t, I am glad he has okayed the funding. FEMA did not accept Wilson for funding but President Obama added Wilson and other places so that is all that matters.

Folk that has been through this before and just because you didn’t move back in the flood area, don’t be acting like the Governor could have done more and can do more in the immediate as it relates to putting resources in folk hands. You see you know better and while you are trying to call elected officials out you are the one that is doing more to the victims by giving them false hope. So when I hear about the ignant conversations going on, I am going to call you out because it makes no damn sense.

I videoed Governor Jim Hunt when he came to Pinetops in 1999 and he did the same thing that Governor McCrory did came down and checked out the damage, spoke to the people and said that help would be on the way. Help came!

Again be patient my people.

Just my ignant opinion and if you don’t like it delete me from all of your social media sites because I about TRUES. I don’t play when folk are making decisions on other folks behalf and giving them false hope.

Now Run & Tell That!


Tarboro NC – Governor McCrory announced today that his administration made millions of dollars available to assist flood victims

Othar Woodard

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Governor McCrory announced today that his administration made millions of dollars available to assist flood victims. He stated that cash is available for immediate assistance to flood victims who meet certain criteria through the Edgecombe County Administration. Please call the Edgecombe County Operations Center at 252-824-0108 for more information about the application process and the criteria. Please tell your relatives and friends who have become victims of the flood so that they can see if they quality for the immeidate cash assistance.

Apply For FEMA AID After Hurricane Matthews

Do it now! Can be done easily online.

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North Carolina, here’s what you need to know if you’re applying for assistance for Hurricane Matthew.

Have this information ready:

• Social Security number
• Address of the damaged home or apartment
• Description of the damage
• Information about insurance coverage
• Telephone number
• Mailing address
• Bank account & routing numbers for direct deposit of funds

Apply via web (www.disasterassistance.gov) or by calling 800-621-3362 (711/Video Relay Service) TTY: 800-462-7585.

Pinetops NC – Supplies Needed Pinetops Baptist Church Hwy 42 In City Limits Hurricane Matthews Aftermath

10/13/16 4:30 PM


Supplies Needed

Peanut Butter & Other that sandwiches can be made

Pinetops NC – St Mark Deliverance Church & Gardners Dinner Giveaway On Sunday Location Beside Car Wash In Pinetops at 1 PM

St Mark Deliverance Church & Gardners dinner giveaway on sunday we will be doing this at the location near car wash in pinetops at 1. We want to thank Mr Marshall Dunn for allowing us to use the lot. Please come out and get a free meal.

Menu: BBQ, chicken, fish, corn, green beans, slaw, potatoes, hush puppies, fruit cobbler, tea, and lemonade.

Pinetops NC – Bynum Farm Road Flood Victims Help Is Here


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Bynum Farm Road Flood Victims


Pines Chapel Church Pinetops NC
Across from Dollar General

These good folk are here go sign up they will clean out your home, gut it out and to get it ready to be repaired. This is all for free.

You will have to get someone to repair the house but these volunteers will be have done the worst work.

But talk to them and let them tell you what they can do for you.

Congressman G.K. Butterfield, Senator Erica Smith-Ingram and Rep. Shelly Willingham Visited Tarboro NC To Talk To Flood Victims

Visit Senator Smith-Ingram Facebook page @ https://www.facebook.com/erica.smithingram


Princeville NC – Congressman G.K. Butterfield, Senator Erica Smith-Ingram and Rep. Shelly Willingham Visited Tarboro NC To Talk To Flood Victims

Congressman Butterfield addressed what some feel are price gauging because hotels in Tarboro are charging more around 2 – 3 times more than what the rooms normally cost. Visit Congressman Butterfield Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/congressmangkbutterfield/
Joined Senator Erica Smith-Ingram and Representative Shelly Willingham to tour Princeville and Edgecombe County this evening. Recovery efforts are in full swing and we will come together to rebuild areas that were affected by flooding.

Congressman G. K. Butterfield's photo.

Congressman G. K. Butterfield's photo.

Congressman G. K. Butterfield's photo.

SouthWest Edgecombe Sports Special Announcement Due To Flood Hurricane Matthews

South West Sports 10/14/16 1:45 AM

As long as school is out there will be no practices or games.

The Washington games this week have been rescheduled for Monday October 24 (JV) and Tuesday October 25 (Varsity).

The Farmville games will be played next week if school is open.

As along as school is out the policy is no practices or games.

Coach Sandra Langley Athletic Director