Camden, Chowan, Currituck and Pasquotank now eligible for FEMA aid

Ocean surf surged in the Outer Banks on Oct. 9, 2016 as Hurricane Matthew stormed through the region. Credit: WAVY/Andy Fox.

CURRITUCK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — Residents of Camden, Chowan, Currituck and Pasquotank counties are now eligible to receive federal assistance to help recover from Hurricane Matthew.

Residents, business and property owners can go online to apply for aid, download the FEMA Mobile App or call 800-621-3362.

Even if you have insurance, you’re encouraged to register with FEMA as soon as possible. FEMA cannot duplicate insurance payments, but you may find you’re underinsured. If so, you can still get help after your insurance claims have been settled.

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35 counties now qualify for aid. Throughout North Carolina, FEMA has awarded $70,462,629 for individual and household assistance, housing assistance and other needs.

If you don’t have telephone or internet service, don’t worry. Teams of state and FEMA disaster survivor assistance specialists are moving into affected communities to help residents register for assistance.  You can also visit a Disaster Recovery Center near you.

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