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Hurricane Matthew Recovery Information


View a Recovery Assistance flyer provided by FEMA.

Hotline for Free Debris Removal and Home Cleanup:  1-800-451-1954

Disaster Legal Service Hotline - Available for citizens who have questions about legal issues such as home repair contracts, replacing wills and other legal documents lost or severly damaged, and working with contractors. Toll free at 800-662-7407. This hotline is available weekdays, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Business Assistance:
The U.S. Small Business Administration has added Currituck County to the disaster declaration in North Carolina. Small businesses, most private non-profit organizations, and rental property owners may be eligible for a disaster loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration.The deadline to apply is January 9, 2017.

Building Permits:
For information about obtaining building permits or questions related to making post-storm repairs, contact the Currituck Permit Office at 252-232-3378.

  • CAMA Emergency General Permit activated
    Allows for replacement of piers and bulkheads, reconstruction of dunes, and dredging ditches damaged by Hurricane Matthew. For more information, contact the Planning Department at 252-232-3055.

Volunteering & Making a Donation:

  • If you would like to volunteer locally, register with Currituck Emergency Management at 252-232-2115.
  • To learn about joining a statewide volunteer organization, visit
  • To make a donation to the North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund, visit
  • To make a donation to the Food Bank of the Albemarle, visit visit
  • View a printable "How to Help" informational flyer.

Additional Recovery Tips:

  • United Way's Hurricane Matthew Relief and Recovery Assistance Guide.
  • Instructions for disinfecting your water well after a flooding incident.
  • Before you clean up debris, read these important safety tips for using a chainsaw.
  • Tips from DHHS on Cleaning and Preventing Mold
  • Contact your insurance agent before hiring a contractor to work on your property.
  • Protect yourself against contractor fraud. Call the North Carolina Department of Justice to report suspicious or unfair contractors at 877-5-NO-SCAM (877-566-7226). Locally, you may also contact the Currituck Sheriff's Office at 252-453-8204 if you feel you might be the victim of a scam.