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FEMA deadline for NC tornado victims approaches

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Less than a week remains to register for disaster assistance because of losses from the tornadoes that struck North Carolina April 16. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: New Hanover Co. Emergency Management Director briefs President Obama on hurricane season

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videoGov. Bev Perdue met with President Barack Obama today, the first day of the official hurricane season. Perdue took along New Hanover County Emergency Management Director Warren Lee as well. WWAY was the only Wilmington media outlet at the White House to talk with the participants about hurricane preparedness. Full story...
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FEMA already has OK'd $6.5M following NC tornadoes

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About $6.5 million in government assistance already has been approved for displaced or distressed residents and businesses after last month's deadly tornadoes, emergency officials told state lawmakers Monday but said they're trying to overcome obstacles to let people know about the help. Full story...
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FEMA says loss of roof is 'minor damage' in Dunn

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Federal officials have rejected a Dunn man's request for aid to rebuild his home after he lost most of his roof in the April 16 tornados. Full story...
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FEMA Update: Storm survivors can now start applying for federal disaster assistance

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Survivors in North Carolina with property damage from the April 16 storms and tornadoes may apply for grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other disaster assistance. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue: Never seen anything like storm toll

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Gov. Bev Perdue says she's never seen anything like the destruction caused by a storm system that claimed at least 21 lives statewide. Full story...
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FEMA keeps Brunswick Disaster Recovery Center, opens center in Wilmington

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FEMA's Disaster Recovery Center in Brunswick County will stay open a week longer. The center was supposed to close Saturday, but officials determined there was still a need to reach victim's of September's flooding. FEMA also announced it has opened a Disaster Recovery Center for New Hanover County. Full story...
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SBA offers help to businesses, homeowners affected by flooding

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video FEMA has set up disaster recovery centers in the Cape Fear. The centers are intended to help victims of September's flooding. Now the Small Business Administration is stepping in to help, too. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue receives disaster declaration for flooding in New Hanover County

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Gov. Bev Perdue today announced that New Hanover County has received a disaster declaration from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Full story...
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FEMA sets up shop in Brunswick County

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video It's a one-stop shop of sorts. People can see where everything stands - from checking the status of an application to getting assistance with the SBA loan paperwork. Officials say people should not hesitate to apply for help. Full story...
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FEMA opens offices in Pender & Brunswick Counties

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FEMA has opened Disaster Recovery Centers in both Pender and Brunswick Counties in response to storm damage a couple of weeks ago when the area was drenched with more than 20 inches of rain. Full story...
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FEMA checks out Pender flooding

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Pender County flood victims are ripping out their carpets and tearing down their walls. Meanwhile, teams from FEMA and the state are driving around the county to assess their damaged homes. Full story...
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Financial help could still be headed to flood-soaked Pender

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videoFamilies in Pender County are finally able to get their lives moving again. The flood water has gone down significantly, and all the roads in the county are back open. Full story...
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Continued high water delays FEMA assessment

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videoThe Northeast Cape Fear River has gone down more than two feet since it crested Sunday morning. It's now measuring at about 13 feet, but it's still too high for FEMA to assess some of the damage. Full story...
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FEMA checks out flooding damage in Brunswick County

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video The damage is done, but how bad is it? Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been taking a close look at what last week's flooding has done to Brunswick County. Full story...
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