Disaster Recovery Project

About DRNC’s Disaster Recovery Project:

How does Disability Rights NC help survivors with disabilities?

Disability Rights Disaster Recovery Project has a team of two people who provide advocacy, information and referrals, technical assistance and resources to people with disabilities and their families who have been impacted by a disaster, such as a hurricane or flood. We work with allies, and other organizations to assist disaster-impacted individuals with disabilities.  We provide real-time assistance to people with disabilities seeking assistance with immediate and urgent disaster-related needs during a federally declared disaster. We also monitor shelters during a disaster to check on people with disabilities to advocate for them and protect their rights.

Helping North Carolinians prepare for future storms with Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funds:

In 2018, the US Congress created Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funds to help states impacted by disasters that happened form 2015 – 2017.

Local governments, businesses, residents, and other community members are encouraged to share feedback on how CDBG-MIT funds can help the most people and protect the most at-risk areas. Submit your comments to publiccomments@rebuild.nc.gov. Learn more at rebuild.nc.gov

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We thank them for their incredible support of our Disaster Recovery Project.

Gather your important documents and prepare an emergency kit.

Know who to contact.

Disaster Preparation and Recovery Resources


Our Disaster Project Work:

Florence Report Cover: The Storm After the Storm

Hurricane Florence Report:

DRNC Report: The Storm after the Storm


NC Disability Rights Interview with North Carolina Reading Service – Senior Attorney, Disaster Relief Project Supervisor Iris Green and Disaster Relief Advocate Curtis Hill discuss storm and disaster preparation.