After the storm has passed... Disaster assistance

Now that Hurricane Florence has passed out of our area, people are starting to look for relief and disaster assistance. Food shortages, shelters and disaster clean up… there is a LOT to do now, the work is just getting started. Unsure who you can turn to and what your options are? We have compiled this list to help make things a little bit easier.


The North Carolina Department of Public Safety – Offers updates on road closings, open shelters, evacuation orders and more!

NCDOT – Road Closings, Advisories and emergency information for NC

Hoke County – A full list of shelters, where you can get emergency supplies, who has water and more for Hoke County

Cumberland County Resources – A complete list of links to the salvation army, FEMA, Ready NC and more!

Fayetteville NC Gov Page – Local updated road closures, shelters and more.

The Fayetteville Observer – Local frequent updates on flooding, road closures, public safety, shelter updates and more!

FayToday Facebook Page – A very up to date list on road closings/openings, community news and updates, area shelters, power outages and more!


  • Kiwanis Recreation Center, 352 Devers St.
  • Mac Williams Middle School, 4644 Clinton Road
  • Pine Forest High School, 525 Andrews Road
  • Seventy-First High School, 6764 Raeford Road
  • Smith Recreation Center, 1520 Slater Ave.
  • South View High School, 4184 Elk Road, Hope Mills
  • T. Brown Elementary School, 2522 Andrews Church Road, Spring Lake


 Emergency Declarations for North Carolina. If your county is listed on this page you can request Federal and State Assistance.

Disaster Unemployment Assistance – Disaster Unemployment Assistance provides financial assistance to individuals whose employment or self-employment has been lost or interrupted as a direct result of a major disaster and who are not eligible for regular unemployment insurance benefits.

DSNAP – Disaster short-term food assistance benefits

Disaster Assistance – Quickly and Easily look up and see if you qualify for disaster assistance, and even apply online! This is a FEMA program. This is for items that are NOT covered by insurance!

Disaster Assistance (financial) for small businesses – A quick rundown of IF you qualify, what it takes to qualify and how you can get assistance if Florence made it so you were unable to work/operate . helps give you information on some of the Federal governments Disaster Relief Assistance to include Financial help to include food, utilities and more with an easy online application. Will give a breakdown of what you qualify for and who to contact.

FEMA Disaster Assistance – Find out what assistance is offered, if you qualify, and apply here!

HUD Disaster Relief Services – Mortgage and Housing assistance due to loss of income etc due to a disaster

The Red Cross has resources and advice for recovering from a disaster, including home safety, emotional well-being, and financial recovery.

The United Way – Statewide Funds allocated to provide disaster relief to those who qualify

The Salvation Army (Fayetteville) – Shelters, Food assistance and much more


Cape Fear Flooring & Restoration – Full Service Contractors offering water removal, clean up, dry out and much more! Roof or siding damage, leaks… Working WITH your insurance company, 24.7 emergency response services! 910-426-4956