Disaster recovery center opening in Camden County today

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.

RALEIGH, N.C. (WAVY) — A joint disaster recovery center is opening in Camden County for those who have been affected by Hurricane Matthew.

FEMA has opened several shelters across North Carolina in the wake of the storm’s devastation.

The North Carolina Department of Emergency Management and FEMA are opening a center in Camden County Friday, Nov. 11.

The center will operate from Friday through Tuesday, Nov. 15.

Federal aid has been made available in numerous counties, including some in the northeast portion of the state. Matthew caused an estimated $52 million in damages across Dare County alone.

Officials say specialists will be on-hand at the center to answer any questions residents may have about disaster assistance and registration for assistance.

The Camden center is located at the South Mills Volunteer Fire Department on Keeter Barn Road, and will be open Friday, Saturday, Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.