As Hurricane Florence hits the State of North Carolina, widespread flooding and wind damage is expected that could displace thousands of people from their homes and apartments. If you or someone you know is impacted by the storm, following are resources to assist you as flooding continues and while you get back on your feet.
NCDPS: Learn about available shelters, road conditions, evacuation routes and disaster assistance and how to contact your county's emergency management agency at the NC Department of Public Safety.
NCDHHS: If you are seeking Medicaid, food and nutrition or behavioral health assistance or are a health care professional who can volunteer, contact the NC Department of Health and Human Services to learn more.
Federal Emergency Management Agency: Consult FEMA's Hurricane Florence page for up-to-date resources and information on the federal response to Hurricane Florence. As assistance becomes available, learn how you can apply and what to expect after you apply and where to locate Disaster Recovery Centers near you.
Housing Locators: NCHousingSearch.org helps people locate available, affordable rental housing. This free service can be accessed online 24 hours a day and through a toll-free, bilingual call center, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., at 1-877-428-8844.
Housing Stability: Back@Home helps families who are still in Hurricane Florence disaster shelters or staying in unsafe or unstable housing to quickly transition to safe and sustainable longer-term housing. Services include housing navigation, rental assistance and case management. Call 2-1-1 to see if you are eligible and learn next steps.
Disaster Unemployment Insurance: If you live in a federally declared disaster area and your employment or income has been lost or interrupted as a direct result of the disaster, you may be eligible for federal Disaster Unemployment System from the NC Division of Employment Services.
Mortgage Payment Assistance: If you are temporarily unemployed as a result of Hurricane Florence, you may be eligible for mortgage payment assistance from the NC Foreclosure Prevention Fund while you get back on your feet. Call 1-888-623-8631 to learn more.
Disaster Legal Services: The NC Bar Association offers several resources for the public, including a Disaster Legal Services Hotline (1-833-242-3549), as well as resources for attorneys affected by the storm. The NCBA also provides information for attorneys volunteering to assist with disaster-related legal questions.
Lost Document Replacement: North Carolina's Department of Public Safety has provided a list of resources for people who may have lost important documents in the floods.
How You Can Help: WRAL-TV in Raleigh provides several avenues for providing help and donations in Florence's aftermath, as well as information for those seeking assistance.
ReadyNC: While Florence has passed, it's important to prepare yourself for the next big storm. Learn more about how to protect yourself, your family and your property at ReadyNC.
Please check this page often—we will add more resources as they become available.