The Federal Emergency Management Agency 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. Registration is open in 45 counties.
Mac McKee speaks with FEMA Media Relations Specialist Nate Custer about what types of assistance are available to residents in eastern North Carolina and how they can get help.
For more information on FEMA's major disaster designation for North Carolina and how to get recovery assistance, go to: https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4285
FROM THE NORTH CAROLINA JOINT INFORMATION CENTER:
How to Replace Documents Lost in the Recent Flooding Caused by Hurricane Matthew
Events such as the flooding caused by Hurricane Matthew commonly result in the loss of important documents. North Carolinians can use the following resources to replace lost or damaged documents and records.
SNAP Card (Food Stamps): 1-866-719-0141
EBT Card: 888-622-7328
N.C. Birth and Death Certificates: 919-733-3000
N.C. Marriage Certificate: 919-733-3000
N.C. Driver License: 919-715-7000
Vehicle Titles: 919-715-7000
Bank Checks, ATM/Debit Cards, or Safe Deposit Boxes: 877-275-3342
Credit Cards: Contact the issuing institution:
- American Express: 800-528-4800
- Discover: 800-347-2683 www.discover.com/credit-cards/help-center/
- Master Card: 800-622-8372 www.mastercard.com/cgi-bin/emergserv.cgi
- Visa: 800-847-2911 https://usa.visa.com/support/consumer/lost-stolen-card.html
Credit Reports (Equifax, Experian or TransUnion): 877-322-8228
Social Security Card: 800-772-1213
Medicare Cards: 800-772-1213
Green Card: 800-375-5283
U.S. Savings Bonds: 800-722-2678 or 800-553-2663
Tax Returns: 800-829-1040
Military Records: 866-272-6272
Insurance Documents: Contact your own insurance agent
Real Estate & Property Records (Mortgage Documents, Deeds, etc.): Contact your own real estate agent
Medical and Prescription Records:
Call your own doctor; medical and prescription records are tracked electronically.
Other Family Records:
Individuals, including homeowners, renters, and business owners, in the designated counties who suffered loss or damages due to Hurricane Matthew may register for assistance online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov, by downloading the FEMA mobile app, or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). For those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), the number is also 1-800-621-3362. For people using TTY, the number is 1-800-462-7585.