"At some point,
Since last Wednesday, Bradshaw said her office has seen more than 2,000 residents who are seeking assistance from hurricane-related damages. The local agency is pulling together resource information and directing residents in the paths they should follow.
"We are using our resource information to help provide residents with any assistance that is possible," Bradshaw said.
DSS is currently accepting replacement applications for individuals currently receiving Food and Nutrition benefits and will continue to do so up to 10 days from the loss. The state also has a hot food waiver effective until
Federal 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 to state and eligible tribal and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and federal funding is available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.
State emergency officials continue to work with
For local assistance or question, please call the Sampson County DSS office at 910-592-7131.
Individuals and business owners who sustained losses in the designated area can apply for assistance by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-
Hurricane Matthew left behind many closed businesses in the
Due to the effects of the storm, the
Individuals who are affected by the disaster and are unable to continue working must file an application for benefits within 30 days from today, by
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