Most disaster recovery centers in NC changing operational hours

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

NORTH CAROLINA (WAVY) — Disaster recovery centers in North Carolina are changing their operational hours beginning Friday.

FEMA says most centers will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and half days Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. until further notice.

Centers in Brunswick, Cumberland, Dare, Edgecombe (the Tarboro location only), Robeson and Wayne counties will be open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

At a disaster recovery center, North Carolina residents who storm damage from Hurricane Matthew can get help applying for federal aid, learn about the types of assistance available, the appeals process and get updates on their applications.

To locate the center nearest you, call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362, use the ReadyNC and FEMA mobile apps or go online to FEMA.gov/DRC or readync.org.