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Hurricane Florence Federal Disaster Declaration Amended to Include Guilford and Chatham Counties

October 26, 2018
Press Release

GREENSBORO, N.C. –  On Thursday October 26, 2018, the Major Disaster Declaration for the State of North Carolina that was granted by President Donald J. Trump on September 14, 2018, was amended to include Guilford County and Chatham County. This declaration triggers the release of federal funds to help people and communities recover from Hurricane Florence that began September 7, 2018, and continuing.

"The federal preparation and response, as well as the coordination with state and local officials, in the wake of Hurricane Florence was exceptional," Rep. Mark Walker (R-N.C.) said. "I thank FEMA Administrator Long, a North Carolina native, and the FEMA team for their extensive efforts and assistance. Our office stands ready to serve every farmer, business owner, family and resident of Guilford County and Chatham County in every way possible.”

To apply for assistance online, Guilford County and Chatham County residents can visit www.DisasterAssistance.gov. Guilford County and Chatham County residents may also register by calling FEMA at 1-800-621-3362. Those who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY should call 1-800-462-7585.

Those seeking assistance are encouraged to call Walker's office at (336) 333-5005 following the submission of their FEMA application.

On September 14, 2018, Walker joined the North Carolina Congressional delegation in sending a letter to President Trump requesting that the administration swiftly approve Governor Cooper’s request for an expedited Major Disaster Declaration.