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Disaster assistance deadline extended through January for Matthew victims

Posted November 17

WRAL's Jared Fialko sent us this picture of an  abandoned car off Highway 111 near SW Edgecombe High School. It is nearly submerged in flood water from Hurricane Matthew.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved an extension for Hurricane Matthew victims to apply for federal disaster assistance.

Storm survivors will have until Jan. 9, 2017 to register with FEMA. The new deadline also applies to homeowners, renters and businesses submitting applications for low-interest disaster loans.

The state had requested more time for registration because several counties were added for individual assistance weeks after the initial Oct. 10 presidential disaster declaration.

Registration is open to survivors in Anson, Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chatham, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Martin, Moore, Nash, Northampton, Onslow, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Wake, Washington, Wayne and Wilson counties.

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