Tropical Storm Nicole lasted barely a day for those of us in Florida, fizzling out by September 29th before even getting to FL. The remnants of this storm made landfall far up the eastern seaboard of the US, affecting the region around North Carolina and even as far north as Connecticut. North Carolina had the worst of it with President Obama declaring a Major Disaster!
See the Press Release from FEMA below:
President Declares Major Disaster For North Carolina
Release Date: October 14, 2010
Release Number: HQ-10-201
WASHINGTON – The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Craig Fugate announced today that federal aid is available to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms, flooding, and straight-line winds associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole during the period of September 27 to October 1, 2010.
Federal funding is available to affected individuals in Beaufort, Bertie, Craven, Hertford, Onslow, and Tyrrell counties. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.
Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.
W. Montague Winfield has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area. Winfield said that additional designations may be made at a later date after further evaluation.
Did you know about this? Do you remember hearing about it? Was it discussed in the news? Not so much around South Florida.
Two points need to be made –
Number 1– We can never plan for Flooding, it can happen ANYTIME, and ANYWHERE (not just in Hurricane prone areas) and,
Number 2– Did you happen to notice the sentence ‘Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses…’? Yes, the Feds, via FEMA will be there to offer assistance to those in need -Those folks Without Flood Insurance will get help via a LOW COST LOAN. Help is on the way, just sign here and we’ll get your credit application taken care of!
Plan ahead, get your Flood Insurance reviewed so that you won’t need a LOAN from the Federal Government after the water rises. Flood is one of the most affordable Insurances you can get, and virtually any Insurance Agent can provide it for you. Call me at Triton if you want to discuss your options. 954-486-0299