FEMA opening disaster recovery centers in Hertford, Chowan counties

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) — FEMA and North Carolina Emergency Management are opening disaster recovery centers in Chowan and Hertford counties Friday for those trying to get help with damage caused by Hurricane Matthew.

The centers will operate for three days and will close on Monday at 6 p.m. The locations are as follows:

  • Chowan County — John A. Holmes High School, 600 Woodard St. Edenton, North Carolina
  • Hertford County — County Government Center Parking Area, 115 Justice Drive, Winton, North Carolina

Both centers will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Find more recovery center locations here.

You don’t need to visit a recovery center to register for federal assistance. Survivors can register online at www.disasterassistance.gov, on the FEMA Mobile App or by calling 800-621-3362. TTY users can call 800-462-7585. Phone lines are open daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. until further notice.

The deadline for North Carolina residents to register with FEMA for possible disaster assistance has been extended from December 9 to January 9.