It is difficult to see the images of multiple communities across North Carolina dealing with flooding and structural damage to homes and businesses. Our hearts are also full as we hear about first responders, volunteers, and neighbors stepping up to help those who need it most.
We are humbled by the outpouring of support from people and businesses across the country who have reached out to help our state’s citizens and restaurant and hotel owners and their employees. Once they have time to assess the damage, we will know more about what is needed for their recovery effort.
Please share with us your stories of strength and rescue during this time. Who are your local heroes you’d like to acknowledge? Take our survey.
Want to find out more about what’s being done and how you can help?
Here’s a repository of information and best practices to help hospitality businesses across North Carolina recover from the storm:
Quicklinks: Disaster & Recovery Resources
- ReBuild NC
- Disaster Unemployment Assistance
- NC Department of Public Safety Assistance
- Public Water Supply
- Fact Sheet: How to Make Your Water Safe to Drink
- School closings
- WRAL, Get help, give help: Recovering after Hurricane Florence: Filing insurance claims, replacing important documents, housing assistance.
- Visit NC Travel Advisory
- Download the ReadyNC App
- Hotel Brands Toll-Free Contact Information List
- Price Gouging Law To file a price gouging complaint, click here.
- Transitional Shelter Assistance (TSA)
- Corporate Lodging Consultants (CLC)
- USDA Food Safety Tips to Reduce Food Waste
- USDA Food Safety Requirements During Disasters
- Environmental Health Preparedness Manual
- FEMA Business Protection Toolkit
- FEMA Plan and Prepare webpage
- Protect food/water during a storm
- Emergency food safety guidelines
- Health and food safety for restaurants reopening after hurricanes and flooding
- Temporary Closures of Shellfish Areas
- Hurricane Management Guide for Hotels and Resorts
NCRLA will continue to coordinate with hoteliers, restaurateurs, FEMA, the Governor’s Office, state and local government authorities, CVB’s and other emergency staff to alert and assist impacted communities. With the support of our NCRLA members statewide, together we can compassionately serve displaced residents, emergency responders and others during this time of great need. The NCRLA team is ready to respond to any issues that arise during this time of emergency. Please contact us with any questions, issues, and know that we are here for you. We will continue to keep you apprised of important updates and resources as they develop including any information about FEMA.
NCRLA Staff Resources
Lynn Minges, President & CEO: 919-218-9361 or lminges at ncrla.org
Alyssa Barkley, COO/Health & Safety Regulations: 919-844-7883 or abarkley at ncrla.org
Kim Siomkos, Government Affairs/Legal: 919-861-0942 or ksiomkos at ncrla.org
Margo Metzger, Director of Communications: 919-413-8884 or mmetzger at ncrla.org