Disaster assistance approved for Hertford County residents

Chopper 10 captures overhead video of disastrous flooding in North Carolina on Oct. 24, 2016, caused by Hurricane Matthew.

HERTFORD COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) — Disaster assistance has been approved to help Hertford County individual residents as they clean up from Hurricane Matthew.

Hertford County governments and non-profits had already been approved for federal public assistance to help support recovery efforts. Tuesday’s approval means individuals are now also eligible to apply for aid.

Flood losses not covered without specific flood insurance

“This additional assistance for Hertford County will help the people in these affected communities begin to recover and rebuild,” said Governor Pat McCrory. “We will continue to work with towns, cities and counties across North Carolina to provide any and all assistance necessary to recover from Hurricane Matthew.”

With the addition of Hertford County, 38 counties have now been approved for federal individual and public assistance. Four counties have been approved for public assistance only. More than $61 million has already been approved for individuals who have been affected by the storm.

If you’d like to donate to the North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund for Hurricane Matthew, text NCRECOVERS to 30306 or visit NCDisasterRelief.org.