Federal Government Approves Governor McCrory's Request for Assistance to Craven County | Eastern North Carolina Now

    Publisher's note: Stay connected to BCN for all of our many Hurricane Mathew updates.

Press Release:

    Raleigh, N.C.     Following his visit to New Bern earlier today, Governor Pat McCrory has announced that federal individual assistance is now available for residents of Craven County affected by recent flooding. Last week, the county qualified for public assistance.

    "Earlier today I mentioned that getting this approval was one of our top priorities," said Governor McCrory. "I'm glad that the federal government has approved our request for needed additional assistance for the residents affected by Hurricane Matthew in Craven County."

    Earlier, the governor announced that additional federal assistance is now available for residents in three counties. Martin County is eligible for both public and individual assistance and individuals in Washington and Tyrrell counties can apply for federal assistance. To date, 37 counties in eastern and central North Carolina have received public assistance, while 27 counties have now qualified for individual assistance.

    Monetary contributions to the North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund for Hurricane Matthew can be made by texting NCRECOVERS to 30306 or by visiting NCDisasterRelief.org. This is one of the best ways to help fund long-term recovery efforts. Additionally, information regarding monetary donations to recognize North Carolina relief organizations can be found at NCVoad.org, a fast, flexible and effective method of assisting North Carolinians who are in need.

  • Monetary contributions help ensure a steady flow of important services to those impacted.
  • Monetary contributions to recognized disaster relief organizations are a fast, flexible and effective method of donating. Organizations on the ground know what items and quantities are needed.
  • Local organizations spend the money in the local affected community, accelerating its economic recovery.
  • Monetary donations, rather than un-solicited donated goods, avoid the complicated, costly and time-consuming process of collecting, transporting and distributing these goods.

    For more information about hurricane recovery in your area, call 2-1-1. For more details about Hurricane Matthew impacts and relief efforts, vist the Hurricane Matthew resource site. Follow N.C. Emergency Management on Twitter and Facebook for the latest on Hurricane Matthew.

  • Contact: McCrory Communications
  •     govpress@nc.gov

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