FEMA/NCEM Disaster Recovery Important Info

To all of our friends in Central and Eastern North Carolina:

The Wooten Company would like to be sure that you have as much flood recovery information as possible. You may already be aware of the information below, but we feel it is important to ensure that all available information is in your hands.

This week FEMA is hosting a number of Kickoff Meetings

FEMA/NCEM kickoff meetings began Friday afternoon in Wilson County and will continue next week with 23 meetings scheduled for specific counties. Meeting times, locations and information can be found at the bottom of this email.

You will need to bring with you a Request for Public Assistance (RPA). It is a simple form and the necessary first step in starting the FEMA application process for local governments. If you can bring this form with you to your respective kickoff meeting, already completed, that would be beneficial to you.

FEMA will begin with Category A (Debris Removal)  and Category B (Emergency Protective Measures). Remember that documentation of your jurisdiction’s personnel work hours by employee/day/time worked on activity, and a short description of the activities they were/are performing is extremely important for reimbursement.

FEMA/NCEM will schedule meetings with you to discuss flood damages for Categories C to G.  These are damages to items such as infrastructure and buildings (see link below for information).  It is most important that you identify all items that are damaged.  Do not overlook items you cannot see or items that have not failed yet but are likely to fail in the future due to flooding. Identifying the full scope and cost of these items initially with the FEMA project officer is a critical step.

FEMA has prepared a handbook “Public Assistance Applicant Handbook” which will be very useful to you in this process. The link to this handbook is here: https://www.fema.gov/pdf/government/grant/pa/fema323_app_handbk.pdf

The Wooten Company truly wishes for your community to successfully recover from these floods.  We are already helping severaljurisdictions withspecific needs and would be glad to assist you in making your recovery the best it can be.                      


Applicant Briefings Schedule:

Fri, 10/28/16 @ 1:00 PM

Wilson, Nash, Edgecombe, Harnett, Johnston Counties

Wilson County Administrative Building, Commissioner’s Meeting Room

2201 Miller Rd South

Wilson, NC


Monday, 10/31/16 @ 9:30 AM

Duplin County

Dept. of Social Services Bldg

423 N. Main St.

Kenansville, NC 28349


Monday, 10/31/16 @ 9:30 AM

Lenoir County

Lenoir Community College

231 Hwy 58 South

Kinston, NC 28502


Monday, 10/31/16 @ 2:00 PM

Brunswick, New Hanover Counties

Brunswick Community College, Odell Williamson Auditorium Events Center

150 College Rd NE

Bolivia, NC 28422


Monday, 10/31/16 @ 2:00 PM

Pender County

Pender County Emergency Operations Center

805 Ridgewood Avenue

Burgaw, NC 28425


Tues, 11/1/16 @ 9:30 AM

Jones County

County Communications Bldg

110 S. Market St.

Trenton, NC


Tues, 11/1/16 @ 9:30 AM

Cumberland, Hoke Counties

The Crown Theater

1960 Coliseum Dr.

Fayetteville, NC 28306


Tues, 11/1/16 @ 9:30 AM

Robeson County

Robeson County Emergency Operations Center

38 Legend Drive

Lumberton, NC28358


Tues, 11/1/16 @ 2:00 PM

Greene, Wayne Counties

Wayne County Emergency Operations Center

134 N John Street

Goldsboro, NC 27530


Tues, 11/1/16 @ 2:00 PM

Columbus County

Boys & Girls Home of NC

400 Flemington Drive

Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450


Tues, 11/1/16 @ 2:00 PM

Bladen County

Bladen County Community College, Dublin Campus, Building 9 Auditorium

7148 NC 41 W

Dublin 28332


Wed, 11/2/16 @ 9:30 AM

Craven, Pamlico Counties

Riverfront Convention Center

203 S. Front St.

New Bern, NC 28560


Wed, 11/2/16 @ 9:30 AM

Sampson County

Sampson County Auditorium , Building A

435 Rowan Road

Clinton, NC 28328


Wed, 11/2/16 @ 2:00 PM

Dare, Hyde Counties

Dare County Administration Building, Room 238

954 Marshall Collins Dr.

Manteo, NC 27954


Wed, 11/2/16 @ 2:00 PM

Carteret County

Carteret County Emergency Operations Center

3820 Bridges St. Suite D

Morehead City, NC 28557


Wed, 11/2/16 @ 2:00 PM

Onslow County

Onslow County Government Center

234 NW Corridor Blvd

Jacksonville, NC


Thurs, 11/3/16 @ 9:00 AM

Chowan, Bertie, Tyrrell, Washington, Martin Counties

Vernon James Center

207 Research Station Rd

Plymouth, NC 27962