Hurricane Florence Disaster Housing Recovery Updates – Tuesday, October 2, 2018

General

  • Representative George Holding (R-NC) introduced the Hurricane Florence Tax Relief Act (H.R. 6854), which provides several personal tax relief actions for those impacted by the storm.
  • A New York Times piece details the destruction of homes and the great amount of work that lies ahead for the Carolinas.
  • The South Carolina Emergency Management Department developed an interactive map of photos of the damage. The imagery comes from NOAA, NASA, and the Civil Air Patrol.

North Carolina

FEMA

  • State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers are now open in Harnett and Duplin counties.

State Government

  • Governor Roy Cooper has released a set of principles for Hurricane Florence recovery that he hopes the North Carolina General Assembly will adopt in its special convening today to focus on Hurricane Florence recovery. The Governor’s administration is still estimating the cost to enact the following key principles: ensuring people’s health, safety, and long-term well-being, including promoting affordable housing and providing wrap-around services; supporting and rebuilding more resilient communities, which includes establishing more affordable housing; supporting public schools; helping people get back to work; and helping state government support recovery.

Local Perspectives & Resources

  • The state NAACP sent a letter to Governor Cooper and elections officials, urging them to ensure those impacted by the storm do not lose access to the polls.
  • Residents of the U.S. Marine base, Camp Lejeune, report unlivable conditions and a lack of responsiveness from the base’s private housing manager.

South Carolina

FEMA

  • State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers are now open in Chesterfield, Dillon, and Horry counties.

State Government

  • South Carolina Emergency Management Division reports that two shelters remain open.

Local Perspectives & Resources

  • The non-profit group Crisis Cleanup can assist residents with cleaning up their properties following Hurricane Florence and the ensuing floods. Call (843) 212-0552 to register and be connected with local volunteers.

Read previous Disaster Housing Recovery updates at http://nlihc.org/issues/disaster

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