BERTIE, N.C. (WAVY) - Only one week remains to register for disaster assistance for losses suffered during the April 16 tornadoes.
Eligible homeowners, renters and businesses in 19 North Carolina counties – Bertie, Bladen, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Johnston, Lee, Onslow, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Tyrrell, Wake and Wilson – must register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency by June 20, according to a news release.
June 20 is also the deadline to submit disaster loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Registering with FEMA can be done online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362). Deaf and hard of hearing callers can use TTY at 800-462-7585. Smartphone users can go to m.fema.gov . People who have already registered can call the same number for the Helpline if they have questions or additional information to provide.
Before calling or registering online, residents should have in hand:
• The address of the affected property
• A brief description of the damages
• A current address where they receive mail
• Social Security number
• Insurance information including policy numbers
• A phone number and an alternate phone number
**In addition, distribution at all sites for donated goods will end on July 16.**
Victims can pick up needed items at the distrubtion sites on the updated schedule below:
Greater Wynns Grove Baptist Church
221 Wynns Grove Church Road
Hours: Wednesdays from 9 AM to 12 noon
Askewville Baptist Church
110 East Askewville Street
Hours: Saturdays from 9 AM to 12 noon
Old Health Department Gym
(Behind Bill Clough Ford)
502 Barringer Street
Distribution of Clothing and Linens
Old Bertie County Social Services Building
1006 Wayland Street, Windsor, NC 27983
(Behind Bill Clough Ford)
Days and Hours of Operation:
Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 AM to 3 PM.
NOTE: Site will close from 12 noon until 1 PM each day for lunch.
Saturdays from 9 AM to 12 noon
Storm debris - Free debris removal cycles have ended
Per its contract for debris removal and its advertised debris removal schedule, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has completed the final cleanup pass for debris removal associated with April's tornadoes in Bertie and Hertford counties. Debris will no longer be picked up at the road.
The Askewville Community Food Pantry continues to serve all victims of the recent tornadoes at 101 E. Askewville Street, Askewville. Victims can pick up food at this location Monday 9 a.m. to noon.
Other food pantries in Bertie County serving citizens:
All God's Children Food Pantry, 1144 Hexlena Rd., Aulander
Metropolitan Church of God Food Pantry, 118 W. Main Street, Aulander
Lewiston Woodville Family Resource Center Food Pantry, 108 S. Main Street, Lewiston-Woodville
Good Shepherd Food Pantry, 1008 N. King Street, Windsor
Mt. Ararat Baptist Church Food Pantry, 305 Cowtrack Rd., Windsor
Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church Food Pantry, 102 Mt. Olive Rd., Windsor
God/Threshold of Hope Food Pantry, 809 NC Hwy 305, Aulander
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