RALEIGH (AP) —Time is running out for North Carolina victims of Hurricane Dorian to get help at one of the four disaster recovery centers.

North Carolina emergency management spokesman Keith Acree said centers are open through Thursday in Beaufort, Buxton, Wilmington and on Ocracoke Island. Residents can talk with state and federal officials about loans and grants to help repair and replace storm-damaged property.

The Beaufort center is at the Board of Elections office, 1702 Live Oak St.

The U.S. Small Business Administration declared a disaster in Carteret, Dare, Hyde and New Hanover counties. Residents of Beaufort, Brunswick, Craven, Currituck, Jones, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender, Tyrrell and Washington also may apply for money.

Residents can apply at the centers for low-interest SBA disaster loans or may apply online. Those who don't qualify for an SBA loan may be eligible for a state-funded grant.

 

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