Press Release (pdf)
FEMA has shared a press release informing the public that FEMA assistance alone should not be expected to cover what could be high repair costs following an emergency. FEMA programs are designed to help with moving forward in recovery by providing financial assistance for temporary housing, home repairs and repair projects not covered by insurance policies, cleanup, etc. To learn more about FEMA Individual Assistance programs, click here: https://bit.ly/2NBqgh4
Red Cross Hurricane Florence Emergency Financial Assistance
Now, the Red Cross is starting a multi-phased approach to get emergency financial assistance into the hands of people across the Carolinas whose homes were most affected. This financial assistance will allow people to make their own decisions and prioritize what their family needs most to start recovering. Funds can help families replace clothes or food, offset transportation costs, or support any other immediate need. Spending these funds locally will also support Carolinian communities as they begin recovering from the enormous economic losses inflicted by Florence.
See more here: https://bit.ly/2PjReLG
Renters Facing Eviction in North Carolina May Be Eligible for Federal Help
North Carolina renters who face eviction or have been evicted from their storm-damaged apartment complex—whether their unit had damage or not—may be eligible for disaster assistance from FEMA.
- There are several ways to apply for disaster assistance:
- Go online to DisasterAssistance.gov.
- Use the FEMA mobile app.
- Call FEMA at 800-621-3362 (voice, 711 or VRS) or 800-462-7585 (TTY) anytime from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. local time seven days a week. Multilingual operators are available.
- Visit a Disaster Recovery Center. The centers serve as one-stop shops for survivors who need one-on-one help. Survivors can visit any center for assistance. To find a center, go to fema.gov/DRC.
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED
Legislation passed by the General Assembly and signed by Governor Roy Cooper this week extends the regular voter registration deadline to 5 p.m. Monday, October 15, in Sampson County, and 27 other counties most affected by Hurricane Florence.
See the press release here: https://bit.ly/2y15xOH
Find more information on the voter registration process please contact the Board of Elections Office at (910) 592-5796.
(Note: this info has been updated. To view updates and original posting, click here: https://bit.ly/2zSoTqK)
Press Release (PDF)
Sampson County staff anticipate beginning their ground spraying for mosquitoes as early as Monday, October 8, 2018. Crews will spray, using a truck-mounted spray device, from 7 pm – 7 am each night (when mosquitos are the most active) along all state-maintained roads the unincorporated areas of the County and on as many subdivision roads as funding will allow.
NCDOT DEBRIS REMOVAL
NCDOT’s contractors will begin picking up hurricane-related debris from state roads on Thursday, October 4th. The Governor’s Executive Order No. 62 authorizes NCDOT to pick up vegetative debris (logs, plants, leaves, branches, etc.), C&D debris (building materials, carpet, drywall, furniture, mattresses, etc.) and white goods (appliances). There is no guarantee that NCDOT will make more than one pass on each state road, so citizens are encouraged to place their hurricane-related debris along their public road (but not in the road) as soon as possible.
Household residential solid waste (NOT C&D) can be disposed of at one of the County’s convenience sites. For a list of sites, operating hours and what is allowed at convenience sites, see this page: https://bit.ly/2eqYIwN
The landfill is owned and operated by Sampson County Disposal, Inc., a subsidiary of Waste Industries, Inc. The landfill is located at 7434 Roseboro Highway, approximately 8 miles west of Clinton and 4 miles east of Roseboro on Highway 24. The landfill will accept construction debris, demolition debris, commercial yard waste, business and residential waste between the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and on Saturday from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Sampson County residents may dispose of household waste free of charge. There is a fee for all agricultural and commercial waste. For information regarding commercial rates, contact the landfill office at (910) 525-4132.
NONPROFIT HOUSES OF WORSHIP IN NC NOW ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR FEMA PUBLIC ASSISTANCE
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance Program provides supplemental assistance to states, tribes, and local governmental entities, as well as certain private nonprofit (PNP) organizations. These PNP organizations and public entities, also known as applicants, may receive reimbursement funds to supplement the damages they incurred as a direct result of Florence.
A House of Worship that meets the aforementioned requirements may be eligible for reimbursement of their costs under the FEMA Public Assistance program. Find more details, including requirements, here.
SAMPSON COUNTY OPENS DONATION AND VOLUNTEER CENTER
Sampson County is a community of generous citizens and organizations, and many have asked how they can help those impacted by Hurricane Florence.
The County has opened a donation center to make the donation and distribution process more effective and efficient. The donation center is located at 200 Westover Road in Clinton. The center will be established as a receiving site for donated materials. Donations will be received weekdays from Noon – 6pm, from Sept 26 – Oct 12, and from Noon – 6 pm on Sat, Oct 6. You may want to call first at (910) 490-1046. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact our volunteer coordinator at (910) 214-7253.
To assist our potential donors and volunteers we have provided a list of ways to donate and volunteer during this time of need. See more here: https://bit.ly/2IiBNkn
FEMA INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE FIELD REPRESENTATIVES IN THE FIELD
Attention Ivanhoe, Harells, Garland and Ingold: FEMA is on the ground in your communities. Look for representatives in the field meeting with your citizens who may need individual assistance for Hurricane Florence damages. They will have identification badges.
DSNAP APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED
USDA has approved Disaster Food and Nutrition Services for Sampson County. Individuals and families may be eligible if they were impacted by Hurricane Florence and meet (federal/state) eligibility criteria. Income willl be verified, per that criteria.
Applications willl be accepted Friday, September 28th - Saturday, October 6th, 8 am - 6 pm, daily (except for Sunday, September 30th) at the Sampson County Department of Social Services (360 County Complex Rd., Building E, Clinton, NC 28328). The DSS Building is the two-story building nearest the rear of the complex. Applicants are advised to follow the signs and traffic barriers to enter through the north entrance of the building.
DSNAP Poster (here)
See more D-SNAP information including the official USDA press release (here).
HURRICANE FLORENCE IMPORTANT RECOVERY INFORMATION
- (FEMA) For individual assistance, apply online at: https://www.disasterassistance.gov/
- (SBA) Low-interest loans for business damages, apply online: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/
- (USDA) Assistance information for farmers: https://www.farmers.gov/recover/disaster-assistance-tool#step-1