FEMA Extends Aid Deadline for North Carolina Victims of Hurricane Matthew

November 22, 2016

Hurricane Matthew victims in North Carolina have more time to apply for federal disaster assistance.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency said in a news release that it has approved a 31-day extension for applications. Residents now have until Jan. 9, 2017, to register with FEMA.

The extension also applies to homeowners, renters and businesses submitting applications for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The state had requested more time for registration because a number of counties were added for individual assistance several weeks after the original Oct. 10 presidential disaster declaration.

Registration is open in 45 counties.

Topics Catastrophe Natural Disasters Hurricane North Carolina

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