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Governor Cooper Comments on Federal Register Publication

Fri, 23/08/2019 - 5:03 pm
Friday, August 23, 2019

Governor Roy Cooper shared the following comment after the federal register was published for $168 million in hurricane recovery mitigation funds for North Carolina. Congress passed the mitigation funding on February 9, 2018 to help communities affected by Hurricane Matthew in 2016 become stronge

School safety planning and response tools available to schools and law enforcement

Fri, 16/08/2019 - 8:28 pm
Friday, August 16, 2019

As students head back to school for the start of another academic year, school safety is a top-of-mind issue for school officials, public safety officials and parents.

$19 Million Approved to Acquire Flood-prone North Carolina Properties, Minimize Disaster Damage

Fri, 16/08/2019 - 10:39 am
Friday, August 16, 2019

DURHAM, N.C. — The State of North Carolina and FEMA are approving nearly $19 million to eliminate flood risks at certain repetitively damaged properties in North Carolina following Hurricane Florence. 

State Awards $16.6 million for Affordable Housing in Hurricane Impacted Counties

Thu, 15/08/2019 - 9:37 am
Thursday, August 15, 2019

The N.C. Office of Recovery and Resiliency (NCORR) has signed a memorandum of agreement with the state Housing Finance Agency that will provide $16.6 million for affordable housing developments in two areas recovering from Hurricane Matthew.

Tactical Communication School Challenges Students

Mon, 05/08/2019 - 4:39 pm
Monday, August 5, 2019

NC Emergency Management joined forces last week with the Charlotte Fire Department and the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastruc

The Adopt a Gage Program – Municipalities Gauging Safety

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 12:55 pm
Friday, August 2, 2019

Hundreds of gages are situated near streams and rivers across North Carolina to provide real-time data on stream elevation, rainfall and weather parameters – and now municipalities can “adopt” these gages, in similar fashion to the well-known “Adopt-A-Highway program.

More than $2 Million Approved for Electric Cooperative

Thu, 01/08/2019 - 1:20 pm
Thursday, August 1, 2019

DURHAM, N.C. – FEMA and the state of North Carolina are announcing more than $2.4 million to reimburse Energy United Electric Membership Corporation for damage to its electrical systems following Tropical Storm Michael.

McGuire Nuclear Station Exercise Evaluates Emergency Response

Tue, 30/07/2019 - 4:42 pm
Tuesday, July 30, 2019

WHAT:  State and local emergency management officials are joining representatives from Duke Energy in an exercise of the emergency response plans for the McGuire Nuclear Station in Huntersville. 

$1.8 Million Announced for N.C. Department of Transportation

Mon, 29/07/2019 - 10:47 am
Monday, July 29, 2019

DURHAM, N.C. – FEMA and the state of North Carolina have announced more than $1.8 million to help the North Carolina Department of Transportation cover Hurricane Florence-related expenses. 

Additional $2 Million Approved for Carteret County

Wed, 24/07/2019 - 9:20 am
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

DURHAM, N.C. – FEMA and the state of North Carolina are announcing more than $2.3 million to reimburse Carteret County for debris cleanup activities following Hurricane Florence. 

Hope for Hurricane Florence Survivors Continues Through Counseling Services

Tue, 23/07/2019 - 12:26 pm
Saturday, July 20, 2019

Hurricane Matthew pummeled North Carolina in early October of 2016, followed by Hurricane Florence in September 2018. Both storms caused massive flooding, driving thousands of people from their homes and creating havoc across eastern North Carolina.

Governor Cooper Announces More Funding for Temporary Jobs for Hurricane Florence Recovery

Tue, 23/07/2019 - 9:47 am
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

RALEIGH:Governor Cooper announced additional federal funding is now available for the temporary employment program that helps North Carolinians get back to work in areas affected by Hurricane Florence. 

Hurricane Matthew Recovery Funds to Help More Families in Bladen and Columbus Counties

Tue, 23/07/2019 - 9:08 am
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

RALEIGH: Governor Roy Cooper today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has designated Bladen and Columbus counties as among the Most Impacted and Distressed (MID) areas that were impacted by Hurricane Matthew.

Innovative collaboration with NC Emergency Management helps people, earns award for NC 2-1-1

Wed, 17/07/2019 - 10:50 am
Wednesday, July 17, 2019

North Carolina Emergency Management and the United Way of North Carolina’s NC 2-1-1 program work in partnership to help families and individuals find needed assistance and resources within their community during and after a disaster.

More than $6 Million Approved for Wilmington Area

Mon, 15/07/2019 - 9:59 am
Monday, July 15, 2019

DURHAM, N.C. – FEMA and the state of North Carolina are announcing more than $6 million to reimburse local governments and a public utility authority for Hurricane Florence-related expenses. 

Water rescue teams receive new equipment

Wed, 10/07/2019 - 4:30 pm
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Thanks to more than $2 million in search and rescue funding that was included in the Governor’s budget last year, and appropriated by the legislature, many swift water rescue teams across the state received new equipment this week to enhance response capacity or replace old, aging equipment.

More than $22 Million Approved for Three Electric Cooperatives

Tue, 09/07/2019 - 10:01 am
Tuesday, July 9, 2019

DURHAM, N.C. – FEMA and the state of North Carolina are announcing more than $22 million to reimburse the Carteret-Craven, Four County and Tideland electric cooperatives for damage to their electrical systems following Hurricane Florence.

Governor signs state disaster declaration for Catawba, Mecklenburg and surrounding counties

Fri, 05/07/2019 - 8:37 am
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 Read the Governor’s Disaster Declaration

75 Princeville homes to be studied for possible elevation above future floodwaters

Wed, 03/07/2019 - 12:21 pm
Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Edgecombe County will receive more than $1.1 million in grant money to determine the feasibility of elevating 75 homes in the Town of Princeville that are at risk from repeated flooding.

$1.4 Million Approved for Brunswick County Board of Education

Wed, 03/07/2019 - 9:11 am
Wednesday, July 3, 2019

DURHAM, N.C. – FEMA and the state of North Carolina are announcing nearly $1.4 million to reimburse the Brunswick County Board of Education for Hurricane Florence-related expenses.