Renee Bafalis of FEMA and Aquinas Mackey of the Small Business Administration are urging anyone needing assistance in the disaster-declared counties in the state to at least register now, whether they're ready to go through with the application process or not.
The center will be located at 913 Jefferson Street in Whiteville, and will be open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m.to 7 p.m.
Representatives from FEMA's Disaster Assistance Teams are going door-to-door in Moore County for the next two weeks, a news release from the county's Public Safety director said. Meanwhile, state and federal relief agencies continue to work with local officials in hard-hit areas to identify possible sites for additional centers.
The website will have valuable information for businesses and municipalities on available services.
The Liberty FEMA center will be at the Liberty County Community Complex, 9397 East Oglethorpe Highway, Midway.
"Homeowners can apply for up to $200,000 for primary residence fix and homeowners/renters can apply for up to $40,000 to fix or replace personal property", Mackey said.
FEMA officials said people were lining up outside at 9 a.m. Monday, waiting to get help.
FEMA encourages survivors to register as soon as possible. Homeowners can apply for up to $200,00 to fix or replace disaster damaged real estate; and homeowners and renters can apply for up to $40,000 to fix or replace damaged personal property, including automobiles.
Loan amounts and terms are set by the SBA and are based on each applicant's financial condition. The deadline to return economic injury applications is December 12.
Information needed to apply: Social Security Number, address of damaged property, description of the damage, current insurance coverage, a current telephone number, a current email address, and bank account information for direct deposit.