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Columbus County Disaster Recovery Center Relocates, Will Close Permanently Dec. 5

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Columbus County disaster recovery center in Whiteville has moved. It will remain at the new location until it closes permanently at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5.

The center is now located at:

The Econo Lodge 503 N. JK Powell Blvd. Whiteville, N.C. 28472

Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Wednesday Closing permanently 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5

Individuals and businesses in counties included in the North Carolina federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence may still register for assistance before the Dec. 13 deadline by:

*Calling the disaster assistance helpline at 800-621-3362 or 800-462-7585 (TTY) anytime from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. local time seven days a week until further notice. Multilingual operators are available. You can update your contact information, ask questions about a letter from FEMA, get information about FEMA home inspections, or learn how to appeal a FEMA decision.
*Going online to or in Spanish.
*Downloading the FEMA mobile app or the FEMA mobile app in Spanish.
*Downloading the ReadyNC app.
*Visiting any of the recovery centers that remain open. To find center locations and current hours, download the FEMA mobile app, the ReadyNC app, or visit Center hours and operations are adjusted based on visitor demand. Starting Dec. 3 most centers will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 9 1 p.m., Saturday until further notice. All are closed Sundays.

If you have questions about a U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loan, you may contact SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center by calling 800-659-2955 or 800-877-8339 (TTY). You may also email or visit SBA’s website at

If you have unmet disaster-related needs, you may call the statewide referral service at 2-1-1 or 888-892-1162 (TTY), or text Florence to 898211.

For more information on North Carolina’s recovery from Hurricane Florence, visit and Follow us on Twitter: @NCEmergency and @FEMARegion4.

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