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Disaster Recovery

The Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments in conjunction with the US Economic Development Administration is assisting our region with Hurricanes Matthew and disaster recovery coordination. 

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Upper Coastal Plain COG Provides the following information for disaster assistance:

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Recovery Information:
North Carolina State Website:
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North Carolina Volunteer Website:

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  • Eligible survivors may receive a single $500 Clean and Removal Assistance (CRA) payment to help cover the cost of cleaning and removing contaminated floor coverings. CRA is part of FEMA’s Other Needs Assistance.
  • New State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers have opened in PenderRobesonBladenCarteret, and Hyde counties. The DRC in Onslow County has relocated.                                                                                                                                       
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State Government

  • The North Carolina Department of Public Safety reports that 405 households (1,189 people) are checked in to hotels through FEMA’s Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program, and FEMA has completed 81,266 home inspections.
  • Governor Roy Cooper directed $25 million from the North Carolina Education Lottery Fund to speed repairs to public schools damaged during Hurricane Florence.

Public Assistance (Local Government):

Individual Assistance (Citizens):
The State of North Carolina clearinghouse for assistance:

FEMA:  Apply online at www.disasterassistance.gov.   or 1-800-621-3362
speech disability or hearing loss (TTY): 1-800-462-7585
711 or Video Relay Service (VRS) 1-800-621-3362.

Legal Aid of NC provides assistance with FEMA appeals for qualified individuals and free  legal assistance for low-income & vulnerable citizens:  
1(866) 219-5262

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Agriculture Disaster Preparation and Recovery Information

  • Rehabilitating Disaster Impacted Farmland. Emergency Conservation Program.
  • Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
  • North Carolina local USDA Service Centers
  • NRCS Assistance Programs. Including assistance for farmers and ranchers.
  • Orchards and nursery trees assistance.
  • EQIPS information for conservation incentives to mitigate effects of future disasters.
  • Technical and financial assistance to help local communities with imminent hazards Emergency Watershed Protection Program.
  • Rural Development Disaster Assistance.  Current borrowers and additional resources.
  • Emergency Forest Restoration program.
  • Risk Managment Agency for producers with crop insurance. 
  • Agricultural land Assistance Portal.

Insurance Information:

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The US Small Business Administration offers assistance for businesses of any size:https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.  

North Carolina provides resources for business recovery:


The North Carolina Small Business Recovery Fund provides low-interest loans to businesses affected by Hurricanes Matthew and Florence.  The program is administered through the Rural Center:

Town of Princeville Info:  

The Hurricane Matthew Disaster Recovery and Resilience Initiative Plan


Princeville Stakeholders Meetings

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For additional information contact 
Andrew DeIonno 
(252) 234-5902 or adeionno@ucpcog.org