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Updated Information for Hurricane Matthew Recovery Efforts

Post Date:10/20/2016 1:00 p.m.

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FEMA ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO SUFFERED DAMAGE - APPLY NOW Homeowners, renters and business owners in Dare County who suffered damage during Hurricane Matthew are urged to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as they may be eligible for disaster assistance. Assistance may include grants for temporary housing, rental assistance and home repairs, and for other serious disaster-related needs, such as repairing or replacing damaged or destroyed personal property, and medical and dental expenses. You may register for assistance online or by phone- visit https://www.disasterassistance.gov/ or call 1-800-621-3362 or TTY 800-462-7585. Information regarding availability of local disaster recovery centers will be provided as details are received. 

STORM DEBRIS REMOVAL TO BEGIN FRIDAY IN HATTERAS VILLAGE Limited storm debris removal will begin in Hatteras Village on Friday, October 21. Debris removal services will increase next week when additional resources from the debris removal contractors arrive. Updated information regarding the schedule will be provided as more details are available. All storm generated debris should be placed on a state maintained road in the public right of way and separated as follows: 

VEGETATIVE DEBRIS (whole trees, tree stumps, tree branches, tree trunks and other leafy material) 

CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION DEBRIS (damaged components of buildings and structures such lumber and wood, wall board, glass, metal, roofing materials, tile, furnishings, and fixtures) 

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE (materials that are ignitable, reactive, toxic or corrosive such as paints, cleaners, pesticides, etc.) 

WHITE GOODS (refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, heat pumps, ovens, ranges, washing machines, clothes dryers and water heaters) 

ELECTRONIC WASTE (computers, televisions, office electronic equipment, etc.) Only loose debris will be collected, bagged debris should not be placed on the public right-of- way. 

MONETARY DONATIONS STILL NEEDED Dare County (as a governmental entity) is no longer accepting donations of material goods; however, the need remains for monetary assistance to help individuals with immediate needs. The Outer Banks Community Foundation is working closely with Interfaith Community Outreach and the Department of Health & Human Services to provide financial assistance to those with emergency needs. Donations can be made online at www.obxdisaster.org, or mailed to the Outer Banks Community Foundation at 13 Skyline Road, Southern Shores, NC 27949. Please write "Disaster Relief" in the check memo line. 

REPLACEMENT FOOD AND NUTRITION BENEFITS EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 28 Dare County Food and Nutrition Services beneficiaries experiencing food loss should report the loss to the Dare County Department of Health & Human Services' Social Services Division by Friday, October 28 to determine if they qualify for replacement benefits. Please call the Manteo Campus at 252.475.5500 or Frisco Campus at 252.475.9320. Beneficiaries unable to contact their local County Department of Social Services may call the Electronic Benefits Call Center at 1-866-719-0141 to report food loss. 

Tetanus Clinics on Hatteras Island

The Dare County Department of Health & Human Services is providing guidance about tetanus vaccination for those who are involved in Hurricane Matthew recovery efforts or have been exposed to flood waters. 

Those with minor wounds should receive a tetanus booster if it has been more than 10 years since their last booster or if they cannot remember when they received their last booster. 

If there is a larger wound or dirty wound present, those injured should seek medical attention and receive a tetanus booster if it has been more than 5 years since the last vaccination. 

Tetanus vaccinations will be available at the Dare County Department of Health & Human Services' Frisco Campus Location on: 
-Tuesday, October 25, 2016 
-Thursday, October 27, 2016 

Shots will be offered during normal office hours which are 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM 

Other Dare County residents can get vaccines at the Dare County Department of Health & Human Services' Public Health Division Campus in Manteo and most other local healthcare providers. For more information, please call Dare County Department of Health & Human Services at 252.475.5003. 
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