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More than $7 Million in Hurricane Florence Assistance Goes to Fishermen

Fri, 05/04/2019 - 10:50 am
Friday, April 5, 2019

More financial relief is on the way to North Carolina commercial fishermen hit hard by Hurricane Florence, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The checks are part of $11.6 million being distributed by the N.C.

STEP Program Completes Repairs to More Than 2,100 Damaged Homes

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 10:26 am
Thursday, April 4, 2019

The Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power (STEP) program is concluding this week after completing partial repairs to the homes of 2,183 Hurricane Florence survivors in 12 counties.

Nearly $1.4 Billion in Hurricane Recovery Funds Approved Six Months After Michael

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 9:33 am
Thursday, April 4, 2019

Six months after Hurricane Michael’s historic landfall on the Florida Panhandle, federal funds totaling nearly $1.4 billion have been approved for recovery in Florida and Georgia.

Water rescue teams to train in large-scale flood rescue exercise

Fri, 29/03/2019 - 8:24 am
Friday, March 29, 2019


What:  State and international water rescue teams using boats and aircraft will train in a large-scale flood rescue exercise centered around Lake James and the Catawba River near Morganton.

Who:  Numerous water and air rescue teams from North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Connecticut in addition to international teams from Canada, Mexico, Ecuador, Chile and the United Kingdom

Volunteers Are Vital in Filling Unmet Needs After a Disaster

Thu, 28/03/2019 - 3:53 pm
Thursday, March 28, 2019

DURHAM, N.C. – North Carolina is no stranger to disasters: Since 2010, the state has received eight federal disaster declarations with losses totaling more than $55 billion, according to NOAA and Governor Roy Cooper’s office.

FEMA Approves $1.5 Million for Electric Cooperative in North Carolina

Wed, 27/03/2019 - 11:20 am
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

DURHAM, N.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved nearly $1.5 million to reimburse the Randolph Electric Membership Corporation in Asheboro for damage to its electrical system following Hurricane Florence.

Flood Insurance Makes Sense No Matter Where You Live

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.