FEMA, Mobley to visit Colerain

Published 10:58 am Friday, June 3, 2011

COLERAIN – Nearly two months have transpired since the deadliest storm on record struck the Roanoke-Chowan area.

Aid was provided to local residents from various public and private organizations. That assistance remains on the ground as FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) continues in its efforts to help R-C area citizens get back on their feet after seeing two deadly twisters leave a wide swath of destruction in Bertie and Hertford counties.

After closing their Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the Colerain Community Building on May 26, FEMA is returning with a mobile DRC.

According to Gene Kauffman, FEMA Public Affairs Field Specialist, the mobile DRC will be open from 2-7 p.m. on Friday, June 3 and from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 4 at First Baptist Church of Colerain, located at 1831 NC Highway 42.

“The mobile DRC is open to those who wish to meet with a FEMA or Small Business Administration specialist to discuss their applications.  The center will also be open for those who have not yet registered,” Kauffman said.

Those suffering damage from the storm and have not yet registered with FEMA can do so by calling 1-800-621-3362 or visiting www.disasterassistance.gov.

Also on Saturday, June 4, NC State House Representative Annie Mobley of Ahoskie will hold a roundtable discussion for storm victims and their families beginning at 12 noon at First Baptist Church in Colerain.  The meeting is for constituents in Bertie and Hertford counties.

Rep. Mobley stated she wanted to get a first-hand update on the recovery process. She is particularly interested in finding out what she can do to help get victims back on their feet.

About Cal Bryant

Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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