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More than $2 million has been approved to assist Bladen County residents with housing needs in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, the Federal Emergency Management Agency says.

The agency announced Wednesday there have been 2,796 applications in Bladen County and that $2,010,694 has been approved as part of the government’s Individual Housing Program. In North Carolina’s 45 counties declared disaster areas because of the storm, FEMA has recevied more than 74,000 applications for its IHP program and approved almost $78 million.

Robeson County has had the most applications (17,395) and the most funds approved ($20.4 million) of any of the designated areas.

FEMA’s Disaster Recovery Center in Bladen County has closed, but local residents still in need of assistance or having questions may call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362, visit online FEMA.gov/DRC or readync.org. The Robeson County center at 2750 North Roberts Avenue in Lumberton and the Columbus County center at 913 Jefferson Streetin Whiteville remain open Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday’s from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The first step to receive federal disaster assistance is to register by either calling 800-621-3362,¬† online at DisasterAssistance.gov or visiting a disaster center.

North Carolina residents who are non-U.S. citizens and survivors of Hurricane Matthew may be eligible for disaster assistance if they have a Social Security number or permanent resident card (green card), or if a minor child who lives in the household has a Social Security number, FEMA says.

Here are the counties that have been approved for the most funds as part of FEMA’s Individual Housing Program.

FEMA IHP Funding
COUNTY
Applications
Funds
Robeson
17,395
$20,409,467
Cumberland
13,510
$12,949,562
Wayne
6,108
$7,824,651
Edgecombe
2,972
$7,772,601
Columbus
4,849
$5,237,538
Lenoir
3,023
$3,329,837
BLADEN
2,796
$2,010,694
Johnston
1,647
$1,884,755
Pender
846
$1,774,785
Pitt
3,068
$1,762,545
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