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Press Release 10/3/2018: Moore County Mosquito Control

News Release 10/4/2018: Military Personnel and Disaster Assistance

Moore County Declared for Individual Assistance and Public Assistance

Summary on 09/24/2018, FEMA-4393-DR-NC Amendment #02 added the counties of Hoke, Hyde, Johnson, Lee, Moore, Pitt, Richmond, Scotland and Wilson for Individual Assistance (IA) and assistance for debris removal and emergency protective measures (Categories A and B), including Direct Federal Assistance (DFA), under the Public Assistance (PA) program. More information on the Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams and Disaster Recovery Center will be published as we receive updates from North Carolina Emergency Management and FEMA.


Report Hurricane Florence Damage

Please submit structural damage from Hurricane Florence to FEMA.  FEMA will send an inspector to your home. Driveways, fences and retaining walls are not considered structural damage. If you have any questions please call  (800) 621-3362 Submit your request

Disaster Assistance for Residents

Disaster Assistance Flyer (English) (Spanish)

Housing Resource for Hurricane Florence Victims Announced by Non-Profit

Residents displaced by flooding from Hurricane Florence have a new resource to assist with their immediate housing needs.The NC Realtors Housing Foundation, the charitable arm of NC Realtors, will provide $550,000 through assisted housing grants. The grant program will pay for one month’s rent or mortgage payment, up to $1,500, for those affected by the storm. Grants will be provided via an application process managed by the Housing Foundation and NC Realtors volunteers. Grants do not need to be repaid. Affected residents can apply for the Housing Foundation’s housing assistance grants through an online application available for download at ncrealtorshf.org.

This article also lists other ways people can get help http://www.reflector.com/News/2018/10/04/flo.html.

Register for disaster assistance by:


If you currently receive Food & Nutrition Benefits:



If you do NOT currently receive Food & Nutrition Benefits:

Disaster Food and Nutrition Benefits (D-SNAP) Offered September 28th through October 6th




If you are a Medicaid Recipient:



Disaster Assistance for Farmers

For any agriculture-related questions, you can always contact the Moore County Cooperative Extension Office.

Phone: 910-947-3188


Hurricane Florence adversely affected NC agriculture and consequently the NC economy. Estimated state-wide production losses are around 1.1 billion dollars.  As the state’s number one industry, the NC legislature recognized the need to enact the 2018 Hurricane Florence Disaster Act and allocate $70,000,000 to the new Hurricane Florence Agricultural Disaster Program.  There are various types of assistance available depending on the type of farm, eligibility requirements and whether each program is funded from the USDA, North Carolina through NCDA&CS or a combination of both.  Farmers can get more guidance about eligibility and help with assistance applications at http://ncagr.gov/AgriculturalDisasterProgram/ Assistance or from Moore County Cooperative Extension, https://moore.ces.ncsu.edu/.  Applications for applicable assistance programs begin on November 7 and will run through December 12.  In some cases, as indicated on the NCDA disaster assistance website, farmers can apply for an extension of the application process if done so by December 12.


Website resources for farmers that have lost crops as a result of Hurricane Florence:


NC Disaster Information Center

The NC Disaster Information Center, updated daily, gives Moore County residents relevant information for recovering and dealing with the specific issues related to Hurricane Florence.   

Disaster Assistance for Businesses

IRS Information on Claiming a Disaster Loss for Victims

Affected taxpayers in a federally declared disaster area have the option of claiming disaster-related casualty losses on their federal income tax return for either the year in which the event occurred, or the prior year. See Publication 547 for details.

Individuals may deduct personal property losses that are not covered by insurance or other reimbursements. For details, see Form 4684, Casualties and Thefts and its Instructions.

Affected taxpayers claiming the disaster loss on a 2017 return should put the Disaster Designation, “North Carolina, Hurricane Florence” at the top of the form so that the IRS can expedite the processing of the refund.


Tax Relief for Victims of Hurricane Florence in North Carolina

Topic Number 308 - Amending Your Return

Topic Number 515 - Casualty, Disaster, and Theft Losses

Publication 547 - Casualties, Disasters, & Thefts

Instructions for Form 1040x

Form 1040x - Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return

Instructions for Form 4684

Form 4684 - Casualties & Thefts


Frequently Asked Questions

Follow us on Facebook “Moore County Public Safety” or at www.moorecountync.gov for specific information about Moore County and its response and recovery efforts. 

 You can also download an app at https://readync.org/EN/DOWNLOADAPP.html to assist with situational awareness emergency planning and preparation.


Moore County Water Pollution Plant will allow for the Septic Haulers to empty into the drying beds.

Do Not Call 911 for information such as road conditions.

Call 511 or visit the https://tims.ncdot.gov/tims website

Turn Around / Don’t Drown Information - https://www.weather.gov/safety/flood-turn-around-dont-drown

If citizens have curb-side service provided by the town that they live in, we suggest they contact their towns’ office for possible curbside service.

Citizens can haul their debris to the following permitted facilities to dispose of their leaf and limb material.  Contact these facilities for more information and for disposal fee rates.


Stump Hole

121 Holly Ridge Rd.

Carthage, NC 28327



Harris LCID Pit

310 Rubicon Rd.

West End, NC 27376



NC Landscape Supply

Hwy 5

Aberdeen, NC 28315



Moore County Landfill

456 Turning Leaf Way

Aberdeen, NC 28315


Moore County does not accept donation during a disaster. Please consider giving to non-profits supporting the disaster such as the following:


United Way of Moore County - 780 NW Broad Street, Suite 110 Southern Pines, NC 28387 - (910) 692 2413  http://unitedwaymoore.com/


Northern Moore Family Resource Center – P.O. Box 190, Robbins, NC 27325 – 948-4324 or http://moorefamilyresource.org/

The mission of the Northern Moore Family Resource Center is to encourage the development of strong families, healthy children, and caring communities by matching resource with needs in the northern Moore County area. 


American Red Cross – 115 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Southern Pines, NC 28387 – 692-8571 or 807 Carol Street, Fayetteville, NC 28303 – 867-8151X26, Cell 574-8307 https://www.redcross.org/local/north-carolina/eastern-north-carolina/about-us/locations/sandhills-chapter.html

Disaster Services addresses the critical human needs of shelter, clothing, food, and other essentials to victims of disaster. No distinction is made for services provided on a client’s income, race, color, creed, sex, etc. and all American Red Cross disaster services are free to the community. Most of our clients are families at risk of homelessness, hardship and/or a transition to poverty without assistance after a disaster.


Salvation Army – 575 SE Broad Street, Ste. 7, Southern Pines, NC 28387 – 725-1054 https://www.salvationarmycarolinas.org/fayetteville

The Salvation Army of Moore County meets human needs in the community through social services programs, Christmas for Moore, Fruit Lady, League of Marcy, food and clothing assistance.  They also provide financial assistance to include, utilities, rent, prescriptions, dental, and eye wear/eye exams. During Christmas season, The Salvation Army helps to provide Christmas gifts for 155 children and seniors. 


Sandhills/Moore Coalition – 1500 W. Indiana Avenue, Southern Pines, NC 28387

910-693-1600 or https://sandhillscoalition.org/

Provides food and clothing as well as emergency financial assistance with utilities, rent and heating fuel. They have expanded their Employment and Transportation Services to assist those seeking additional employment or better jobs as well as providing financial assistance with expenses which might present barriers to employment.  Exceptions are now regularly made for medical and dental services which may arise unexpectedly.


Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina - 195 Sandy Avenue Southern Pines, NC 28387 - 910-692-5959 http://www.foodbankcenc.org/site/PageServer?pagename=branch_sandhills


North Carolina Conference – The United Methodist Church  - 888-440-9167


Fayetteville Case Manager – Diana Murphy, 910-223-3070, [email protected]

Construction Manager – Stephanie Hunt, 919-441-2324, [email protected]


Baptist Missions – North Carolina Baptist Men


Moore County does not use volunteers that are not registered and coordinated through NCVOADS.

North Carolina Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster             https://www.ncvoad.org/cms/

If you need cleanup assistance on your property that is not covered by insurance, you can call the Crisis Cleanup for Hurricane Florence at 1-800-451-1954.

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