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North Carolina's municipal power communities and state emergency management officials have developed a "Hurricane Preparedness Quiz." To take the test and learn of other useful web sites on storm preparedness visit: Hurricane Preparedness Quiz.

"Repairing Your Flooded Home," a Federal Emergency Management Agency publication, is a useful resource on preparing for and recovering from floods. It is available at no charge by calling FEMA publications at 1-800-480-2520 or writing P.O. Box 2012, Jessup, MD, 20794-2012. Request publication FEMA 234.

FEMA's web site ( provides information for storm preparedness and recovery and resources for children.

The National Hurricane Center Tropical Prediction Center's web site ( posts the latest tropical storm forecasts and reconnaissance data.

Storm Disaster Assistance

If Beaufort County is designated a federal major disaster areas following a hurricane, residents and businesses may be eligible for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for storm-related damages or losses. Another option for paying for storm damages could be the Small Business Administration's Disaster Loan Program,.
Following Hurricane Bonnie, the SBA provided low-interest loans to eligible homeowners, renters and business owners for replacement or restoration of disaster-damaged real and personal property. Application procedures for disaster aid will be publicized through the local news media, on this web site and on the FEMA website.