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After The Storm: Part 2

09/23/2018 12:12 PM | Teri Edwards (Administrator)

the latest news from CCHBA and the home building industry


September 23, 2018

We are receiving calls from home owners looking for help and we are also receiving calls from other NCHBA members who would like to help.If you would like to be added to the list of companies who are open and available to consumers or if you have suggestions on how NCHBA can help our membership, please text Teri at 252-342-8155 or email the office

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CCHBA Golf Tournament has been postponed due to damage at Brandywine Bay Golf Club

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October 18


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2018 Calendar

Golf Tournament Postponed

Oct 8: Columbus Day

Oct 10: Board Meeting

Oct 18: 40th Celebration

Oct 23: Learning Lunch

Oct 31: Halloween

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After the Storm:Part 2

Listed below are Resources from multiple sources that the office has been made aware of. If you have any additional information that would be helpful to our members, please share by email or on our Facebook Page

A Letter from NCDOI - OSFM:

September 21, 2018 

Hello. There appears to be some confusion about how and what inspections have taken place throughout the flooded areas within our state and, what the next steps exactly are. 

Damage assessments are ones in which inspectors, privately contracted individuals and county/city/town staff perform drive-by inspections of the properties to get a handle on the damage throughout the jurisdiction. These are used to estimate a jurisdiction's total value of damage for reporting purposes and to obtain federal assistance. The funding for this activity comes from the jurisdiction itself and is not reimbursed by FEMA. 

Building evaluations are ones in which certified inspectors (usually building and electrical) make an assessment to determine if the property is habitable or not. These inspections are not meant for a building to be condemned, unless it poses a threat to life safety. The inspection will consist of three possible outcomes: 1 - Green placard - The building is habitable and safe. 2 - Yellow placard - The building needs inspections; describe which inspections and people should use caution when entering. 3 - Red placard - The building is not safe and needs further evaluation to determine what needs to be done to change the building’s status from unsafe. Depending on the severity of the damage, a red placard home my end up entering the condemnation process in the future, but a red placard does not automatically mean the building is going to be condemned. 

Usually in flooded homes, placards show the need for a building (structural evaluation) and electrical permit. Permits can be obtained from the local building inspection department. 

Having a home that was flooded or even condemned would require permits and must meet the Code for only the scope of work that was installed. The entire home would not be required to be brought up to the current Code (2012 or 2018 until the last day this year, then only 2018 after), only the work being performed. 

We realize that there are homes and businesses that sustained water damage within them. Our hope is that the water flows back down into the rivers and into the ocean as soon as possible. 

NCDOI - OSFM - Engineering Division has multiple teams which include our staff and local inspectors from all over the state performing assessments and inspections within the areas devastated by the hurricane and its subsequent flooding We are dedicated to providing the best and quickest response so that jurisdictions and the citizens of our state can return to normal. 

Stay safe.

Coastal Management offers Emergency CAMA General Permit for hurricane recovery, tips for speeding up permit process

Disaster Unemployment


September 18, 2018
Disaster Unemployment Benefits (DUA)
Employer Guide
If your business shuts down because of a natural disaster and within an area designated for disaster relief, you and/or your employees may file for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). Here is some very important information to ensure these benefits are paid quickly and accurately.
• Please understand in accordance with the provisions of G.S. 96-11.3(b) Unemployment Benefits paid to an individual as a direct result of a natural disaster are not charged to an employer’s account.
• Direct your employees to file a claim for unemployment online at Instruct them to select on the claim that they are “Layoff - Lack Of Work.”
• If your mail has been interrupted due to the storm, you may call our Employer Call Center and they can instruct you how to respond to the Notice of Claim or you can complete the “Employees Affected by Hurricane Florence” form and fax it to 919-733-1371. You should indicate “Laid Off” as the reason for separation and specify that it was due to the Hurricane. You can find that spreadsheet by signing in to our website at The form will be located on your homepage under Account Services.
• If you pay your employees for the time they are out of work, they must report those wages.
• It is very important that you notify DES if you have any employees that do not report to work once you resume operations.
• If you are self-employed, proof of income such as your most recent Income Tax forms will be necessary to determine the amount of benefits to be paid.
• If you have any questions, you may contact the Disaster Unemployment Assistance Helpline at 1-866-795-8877, or the Employer Call Center at 919-707-1150 or email

Hiring a contractor:

The NCLBCG reminds North Carolinians of the following: 

• Any project quoted at $30,000 or more requires a valid NC general contractors license. 

• Projects less than $30,000 do not require a license. 

However, hiring a NC licensed general contractor may offer security in knowing that you are dealing with a legitimate contractor who is authorized to engage in construction or repairs. 

Citizens can verify if the contractor is properly licensed by: 1) searching on the NCLBGC’s website at; ;

2) calling the NCLBGC at (800)220-7185; or 

3) downloading the Board’s free mobile app for Apple and Android devices by entering “NCLBGC SEARCH” in the search feature. 

Additional information is available at or by calling (800) 220-7185 or (919) 571-4183.

Click below for a copy of the brochure, 

A Consumers Guide to Protecting Yourself After a Disaster

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