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Flood Insurance Makes Sense No Matter Where You Live

Emergency Management Press Releases - Thu, 21/03/2019 - 3:45 pm
Thursday, March 21, 2019

According to the State of North Carolina, 40,000 miles of waterways flow through the state, including 50 rivers, which is part of the reason why flooding ranks as the state’s second most common natural hazard. No matter where you live in the state, water and the risk of flooding are nearby.

$16.5 Million Awarded to Local Governments for Hurricane Recovery Work

Emergency Management Press Releases - Thu, 21/03/2019 - 12:28 pm
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Eleven towns, cities and counties working to recover from Hurricane Florence have been awarded more than $16.5 million in grants and no-interest loans, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

Six Months After Florence Made Landfall, North Carolina Continues Work to Rebuild

Emergency Management Press Releases - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 1:45 pm
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Six months after Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina, storm survivors are getting help to recover and work is underway to make homes, businesses and infrastructure more resilient.

ReBuild NC Application Center in Wayne County to Relocate March 11

Emergency Management Press Releases - Mon, 11/03/2019 - 1:33 pm
Monday, March 11, 2019

Beginning today, the ReBuild NC Application Center in Wayne County has been relocated. The new Wayne County Application Center is located in Goldsboro at 210 Dixie Trail. Hours of operation will remain the same; the center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.

FEMA Approves $3.9 Million for Pender County Debris Removal

Emergency Management Press Releases - Tue, 05/03/2019 - 2:33 pm
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved $3.9 million to reimburse Pender County for removal of debris following Hurricane Florence.

At Six-Month Mark, Florence Recovery is Moving Ahead

Emergency Management Press Releases - Mon, 04/03/2019 - 3:18 pm
Monday, March 4, 2019

Six months after what state officials say is the costliest disaster in North Carolina history, recovery from Hurricane Florence has made significant progress. State and federal agencies, volunteers and nonprofits continue to work together. 

FEMA Approves $41.5 Million for N.C. Hurricane Response

Emergency Management Press Releases - Mon, 04/03/2019 - 8:39 am
Monday, March 4, 2019

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved $41.5 million to reimburse the North Carolina Emergency Management for emergency response activities during Hurricane Florence, which struck the state in September 2018.

Governor Cooper Urges North Carolinians to Prepare, Practice for Severe Weather

Emergency Management Press Releases - Fri, 01/03/2019 - 10:30 am
Friday, March 1, 2019

Governor Declares March 3-9 Severe Weather Preparedness Week

Transitional Sheltering Assistance Ends Soon

Emergency Management Press Releases - Tue, 26/02/2019 - 9:01 am
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA), which pays for hotel or motel rooms as short-term, emergency sheltering for eligible Hurricane Florence survivors ends Tuesday, March 12. 

Help Available for Local Governments Affected by Florence

Emergency Management Press Releases - Thu, 21/02/2019 - 10:55 am
Thursday, February 21, 2019

Help is now available for local governments working to recover from Hurricane Florence, with more than $7 million in grants and loans already provided, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

FEMA Approves $54 Million for North Carolina’s Implementation of STEP Program

Emergency Management Press Releases - Wed, 20/02/2019 - 1:58 pm
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved $54 million to the North Carolina Office of Emergency Management for instituting the Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power (STEP) program following Hurricane Florence, which struck the area in September 2018.

Western North Carolina Readies for Wintry Weather

Emergency Management Press Releases - Tue, 19/02/2019 - 5:17 pm
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

As portions of western and central North Carolina prepare for another round of winter weather expected to begin tonight, Governor Roy Cooper reminds people to be prepared and to be cautious when traveling in wintry conditions.

FEMA Specialists to Offer Mitigation Tips at Eastern Carolina Lowe’s Stores

Emergency Management Press Releases - Mon, 18/02/2019 - 9:16 am
Monday, February 18, 2019

Disaster survivors can get tips and advice on how to rebuild stronger against future storm damage at several Lowe’s home improvement stores in eastern North Carolina Feb. 19 through Feb. 27.

FEMA Specialists to Offer Mitigation Tips at Lowe’s in Sanford

Emergency Management Press Releases - Mon, 18/02/2019 - 8:31 am
Monday, February 18, 2019

Disaster survivors can get tips and advice on how to rebuild stronger against future storm damage at the Lowe’s in Sanford Feb. 19 through Feb. 27.

Community Mitigation Resiliency Workshops in Jacksonville and Kinston

Emergency Management Press Releases - Thu, 14/02/2019 - 9:24 am
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Area residents can get tips and advice on how to protect their families and their homes from future disasters at community mitigation resiliency workshops.

Disaster Case Management Program Approved for Florence Survivors

Emergency Management Press Releases - Tue, 12/02/2019 - 3:08 pm
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

North Carolina residents whose lives were upended by Hurricane Florence may be eligible to get a case manager to help them with their recovery.

FEMA Approves $9.5 Million for New Hanover County Debris Removal

Emergency Management Press Releases - Mon, 11/02/2019 - 4:08 pm
Monday, February 11, 2019

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved $9.5 million to reimburse New Hanover County for removal of debris following Hurricane Florence.

FEMA Issues Public Notice on Historic Preservation, Rights Compliance

Emergency Management Press Releases - Mon, 11/02/2019 - 11:01 am
Monday, February 11, 2019

As required by law, FEMA has issued a public notice of its intent to take into account the impact of federal laws concerning natural and cultural resources and civil rights on the federal assistance and grant opportunities it provides through its Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation Grant prog

Final Deadline to Participate in STEP Program for Florence Home Repairs is Sunday, February 10

Emergency Management Press Releases - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 12:04 pm
Friday, February 8, 2019

North Carolina homeowners who want to participate in a special program that provides rapid repairs to homes damaged by Hurricane Florence must take action by Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 11:59 pm, Governor Roy Cooper urged today. Feb. 10 is the final deadline and will not be extended again.

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