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Governor Urges North Carolinians to Remain Vigilant as More Heavy Rains from Alberto Hit State

Tue, 29/05/2018 - 4:01 pm
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Though Subtropical Depression Alberto is weakening, the threat of additional rain means North Carolinians need to remain vigilant and watch for area flooding in low-lying areas and landslides in the mountains, Governor Roy Cooper said today.

Governor Urges North Carolinians to Remain Vigilant as More Heavy Rains from Alberto Hit State

Tue, 29/05/2018 - 3:36 pm
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Though Subtropical Depression Alberto is weakening, the threat of additional rain means North Carolinians need to remain vigilant and watch for area flooding in low-lying areas and landslides in the mountains, Governor Roy Cooper said today.

Governor Urges North Carolinians to Keep Close Eye on Forecast Due to Alberto's Heavy Rains

Sun, 27/05/2018 - 7:14 pm
Sunday, May 27, 2018

Governor Roy Cooper and State Public Safety officials are making preparations for the potential of heavy amounts of rain in many parts of the state due to Subtropical Storm Alberto. The storm is expected to transition to a tropical storm later today or tomorrow. 

Rockingham Recovery Center to Close; Holiday Hours set for Greensboro Center

Wed, 23/05/2018 - 11:26 am
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

State and federal recovery officials announced the Rockingham County disaster recovery center opened to support survivors of the April 15 tornado will end operations at 7 p.m. Friday, May 25. Survivors may still register for disaster assistance online or via phone.

Assessments aim to increase resiliency of critical infrastructure serving Outer Banks 

Tue, 22/05/2018 - 1:14 pm
Monday, May 21, 2018

The fragile, sea-level terrain of the Outer Banks makes its infrastructure especially vulnerable when storms threaten.  Local and state officials say a new assessment effort will help the Outer Banks and coastal communities become more resilient during future disasters. 

North Carolina incident management team departs for Hawaii

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 3:14 pm
Saturday, May 19, 2018

Ten experienced emergency managers and fire service officials from North Carolina departed Saturday for Hawaii, to serve on an incident management team requested by Hawaii’s state emergency management agency as response continues to the erupting Kilauea volcano.

Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Guilford, Rockingham Counties

Wed, 16/05/2018 - 3:07 pm
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. – Federal/state disaster recovery centers are open to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by the severe storms and tornado of April 15.

Flood Studies Identify Ways to Better Protect Communities Hit Hard by Hurricane Matthew

Tue, 15/05/2018 - 3:22 pm
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

State officials today announced the completion of three studies to help prevent flood damage to communities along the Lumber, Neuse and Tar River basins that were hit hard by Hurricane Matthew. 

Disaster Food and Nutrition Services Benefits Approved for Tornado Survivors in Guilford and Rockingham Counties

Tue, 15/05/2018 - 3:00 pm
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

RALEIGH: : Governor Roy Cooper’s request for temporary food and nutrition benefits for Guilford and Rockingham county residents affected by the April 15 tornado has been approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Governor Proclaims May 13-19 Hurricane Preparedness Week

Fri, 11/05/2018 - 4:56 pm
Friday, May 11, 2018

To encourage North Carolinians to prepare for the upcoming hurricane season, Governor Roy Cooper today proclaimed May 13-19, 2018 as Hurricane Preparedness Week.

Gov. Cooper Announces Aid for Guilford and Rockingham Residents Affected by Tornado

Tue, 08/05/2018 - 1:14 pm
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Governor Roy Cooper’s request for a federal disaster declaration to help tornado victims in Guilford and Rockingham counties was approved today by President Donald Trump.

50 More Homeowners to Get Grants to Recover from Matthew

Mon, 07/05/2018 - 3:43 pm
Monday, May 7, 2018

NC Emergency Management today notified officials in Edgecombe County and the city of Fayetteville that they will soon receive $8.2 million in federal and state funds to acquire 50 homes damaged by Hurricane Matthew. 

State Awards Mitigation Grants to Get Matthew Survivors Into More Resilient Homes

Fri, 27/04/2018 - 4:13 pm
Friday, April 27, 2018

NC Emergency Management this week notified four communities that they soon would receive $2.2 million in federal and state funds to acquire, elevate or reconstruct homes damaged by Hurricane Matthew.