North Carolina has Monday deadline for FEMA hurricane help

A portion of North Carolina Highway 12 is collapsed from overwash caused by Hurricane Matthew on Oct. 10, 2016. WAVY/Andy Fox

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Monday is the deadline for North Carolina residents affected by Hurricane Matthew to register for federal assistance.

Several-dozen North Carolina counties affected by the storm are in an area that has been declared for individual assistance. Registering with FEMA is the first step toward determining eligibility.

NC 12 suffers overwash damage from Hurricane Matthew

A FEMA website says that people have until just before midnight on Monday night to register.

The federal agency said Sunday it has approved $90 million in assistance so far through its individuals and households program.

The government offers the site http://www.disasterassistance.gov for applications as well as phone numbers including 800-621-3362. There are also places people can apply in person, or they can download a FEMA phone app off the website.

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