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Communities to receive generators for powering critical public infrastructure

Tue, 18/06/2019 - 12:43 pm
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

FEMA and the state of North Carolina have approved funding of more than $1.4 million for 24 generators, which will help North Carolina communities become more resilient in the face of future storms and disasters.

FEMA and North Carolina Announce $2.6 Million for Lumbee River Electric Cooperative

Fri, 14/06/2019 - 2:22 pm
Friday, June 14, 2019

DURHAM, N.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the State of North Carolina announced more than $2.6 million to reimburse the Lumbee River Electric Membership Corporation for damage to its electrical system following Hurricane Florence.

Final Round of Hurricane Assistance Checks Mailed to Fishermen

Thu, 13/06/2019 - 2:59 pm
Thursday, June 13, 2019

More financial relief is on its way to North Carolina commercial fishermen hit hard by Hurricane Florence, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. 

NC HART rescues injured hiker and dog in Polk County

Wed, 12/06/2019 - 3:25 pm
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Members of the North Carolina Helo-Aquatic Rescue Team, known as NC HART, airlifted an injured hiker and his dog today from a remote area on White Oak Mountain near Mill Spring in Polk County.

FEMA Approves $1.5 Million for Onslow County

Wed, 12/06/2019 - 10:37 am
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

DURHAM, N.C. – Onslow County will receive more than $1.5 million in assistance to help recover from Hurricane Florence.

North Carolina emergency managers assist Kansas after floods and tornadoes

Tue, 11/06/2019 - 4:59 pm
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Six North Carolina emergency managers deployed to Kansas recently, to work at the state emergency operations center and to help Kansas counties responding to floods and tornadoes.  

Stay Vigilant about Possible Flooding, Governor Cooper Urges

Mon, 10/06/2019 - 3:05 pm
Monday, June 10, 2019

Additional rains and flooding will continue to impact North Carolina today and into this evening, Governor Roy Cooper cautioned Monday, and urged drivers to be safe and avoid floodwaters.

FEMA Approves $1.5 Million for Havelock Debris Removal

Mon, 10/06/2019 - 10:33 am
Monday, June 10, 2019

DURHAM, N.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $1.5 million to reimburse the city of Havelock in Craven County for debris removal following Hurricane Florence.

NC HART crew airlifts injured hiker from Grandfather Mountain

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 6:52 am
Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Members of North Carolina Helo-Aquatic Rescue Team, known as NC HART, airlifted an injured hiker today from a trail on Grandfather Mountain near the Avery/Watauga county line.

North Carolina’s rescue efforts after Hurricane Florence recognized with international award

Wed, 05/06/2019 - 10:34 am
Wednesday, June 5, 2019

North Carolina has received a special commendation from the Higgins and Langley Memorial Awards in Swift Water Rescue for the coordinated local, state and federal response to Hurricane Florence in 2018, when responders rescued and evacuated more than 5,200 people. 

FEMA Approves $3.8 Million for Electric Cooperative in North Carolina

Wed, 05/06/2019 - 9:48 am
Wednesday, June 5, 2019

DURHAM, N.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved nearly $3.8 million to reimburse the South River Electric Membership Corporation in Dunn for damage to its electrical system following Hurricane Florence.

North Carolina’s rescue efforts after Hurricane Florence recognized with international award

Wed, 05/06/2019 - 8:37 am
Wednesday, June 5, 2019

North Carolina has received a special commendation from the Higgins and Langley Memorial Awards in Swift Water Rescue for the coordinated local, state and federal response to Hurricane Florence in 2018, when responders rescued and evacuated more than 5

Burn ban issued for 18 eastern North Carolina counties due to hazardous forest fire conditions

Fri, 31/05/2019 - 8:38 am
Friday, May 31, 2019

Due to increased fire risk, the N.C.

FEMA Approves $1.6 Million for Leland Debris Removal

Thu, 30/05/2019 - 9:16 am
Thursday, May 30, 2019

DURHAM, N.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $1.6 million to reimburse the town of Leland in Brunswick County for debris removal following Hurricane Florence.

FEMA Approves $6.1 Million for Carteret County Debris Removal

Tue, 28/05/2019 - 11:45 am
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

DURHAM, N.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $6.1 million to reimburse Carteret County for debris removal following Hurricane Florence.

Hurricane Season Begins in One Week

Fri, 24/05/2019 - 9:35 am
Friday, May 24, 2019

DURHAM, N.C. – Hurricane season begins June 1. Taking steps now to prepare your family, home and business can make a big difference:

Deadline to Apply for Hurricane Matthew Recovery Funding is May 31

Thu, 23/05/2019 - 3:58 pm
Thursday, May 23, 2019

 

FEMA Approves $1.6 Million for North Topsail Beach Debris Removal

Thu, 23/05/2019 - 12:11 pm
Thursday, May 23, 2019

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved nearly $1.6 million to reimburse the town of North Topsail Beach in Onslow County for debris removal following Hurricane Florence.

FEMA Approves $1.8 Million for Town of Emerald Isle Debris Removal

Tue, 21/05/2019 - 3:48 pm
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

DURHAM, N.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $1.8 million to reimburse the Town of Emerald Isle in Carteret County for debris removal following Hurricane Florence.