2018 Hurricanes Disaster Housing Recovery Updates – Tuesday, October 9, 2018

North Carolina

FEMA

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.

Local Perspectives & Resources

  • The Red Cross reversed its decision to close a shelter yesterday and is keeping it open since it served as the only safe option for about 40 people. Many survivors are still unable to return to damaged homes or have been evicted because of the storm. Other shelters are also working to find homes for the remaining survivors as they prepare to close.
  • Families in Burgaw, a community in Pender County, North Carolina, have no running water or electricity following severe damage to the majority of the community’s homes.

South Carolina

State Government

  • A State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center opens in Florence County tomorrow, October 10.
  • Governor Henry McMaster held Marlboro Team South Carolina Day today in Bennettsville.
  • One emergency shelter remains open in South Carolina.

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

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