#Hurricane Florence

Hyde County added to FEMA disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence

Hyde County Government Center, 30 Oyster Creek Rd., Swan Quarter.

Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Brock Long has amended the Federal Disaster Declaration Order from Hurricane Florence to include Hyde County.

Individuals and households that experienced damage and/or need assistance, can now register their information with FEMA.

Registration is available by calling 1-800-621-3362. Those with a speech disability or hearing loss that use TTY, should call 1-800-462-7585. Individuals that use 711 or video relay service (VRS) should call 1-800-621-3362.

Online registration is also available at http://www.disasterassistance.gov or you can download the FEMA Mobile App on your smart phone by sending a text with the word APPLE or ANDROID to 43362, depending on the type of cell phone you use.

When contacting FEMA, please have the following information available: Your address with zip code; directions to your property; condition of your damaged home; insurance information if available; Social Security number; phone number you can be contacted with; address where you can receive mail.

Disaster assistance funds can be sent directly to your bank account. Please be ready to provide account type, account number, and routing number if available. When you register, you will be given a FEMA registration number. Write down your number, as you will need to reference it anytime you contact FEMA.

Hyde County has a number of local/state/federal assistance programs and services available to help citizens recover in the wake of Hurricane Florence.

In an effort to consolidate recovery information, Hyde County Public Information will prepare and release recovery bulletins as they become available to assist residents.  This information will also be posted to Hyde County’s website in the Hurricane & Flood Info Section and on social media sites. To speak with a local representative, contact the Hyde County Emergency Operations Center at 252-926-3715, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Hyde County Website: http://www.hydecountync.gov

Hyde County Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/HydeCountyNC/

Hyde County Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/HydeNC