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Deadline Extended For Disaster Assistance Applications

Nov 02, 2018

The deadline for North Carolinians to register for disaster assistance in the wake of Hurricane Florence has been extended to Dec. 13.

In Cumberland County residents can visit the Disaster Recovery Center at the Cumberland County Department of Social Services, 1225 Ramsey St. The center is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Disaster assistance for individuals may include grants to help homeowners and renters with temporary housing, essential home repairs, personal property replacement, and serious disaster-related needs. Disaster assistance grants are not taxable income and will not affect eligibility for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other federal and state programs. Grants do not have to be repaid to the federal government.

FEMA encourages all survivors who sustained disaster-related damage or losses to apply for assistance before the Dec. 13 deadline:

For more information on North Carolina’s recovery from Hurricane Florence, visit and