In The News...Hurricane Katrina
We have heard from a number of people who want to know how to provide assistance to governments, communities and families affected by Hurricane Katrina. Please let your county emergency management agency know that you have assistance available. Then go to www.ncmutualaid.org and respond to particular requests for assistance. The League of Municipalities and the Association of County Commissioners will be working with appropriate state and federal agencies to coordinate requests for assistance.
It may take some time to determine exactly where and what assistance will be needed. Mutual aid needs to be coordinated through North Carolina's Emergency Management Division in order for a local government to qualify for reimbursement under the Stafford Act. Remember that this disaster is a different situation from disasters that have previously occurred within the state.