For communities impacted by disasters, part of the recovery process includes identifying ways to rebuild and redevelop wisely.
The Disaster Recovery Act of 2016 tasked North Carolina Emergency Management with facilitating the creation of resilient redevelopment plans for the 50 federally declared counties impacted by Hurricane Matthew. The primary goals were to: 1) develop strategic plans and actions; and, 2) define any unmet funding needs required to implement those actions after other funds are used. The resulting resilient redevelopment plans serve as the foundation for any supplemental funding received through Congress, the North Carolina General Assembly and other funding sources. These plans also provide the basis for the state’s Recovery Action Plan required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development heeded to spend funds allocated through the Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Relief program.
Plans by Region
NCEM facilitated the development of regional resilient redevelopment plans for four "prosperity zones" as identified by the North Carolina Department of Commerce. These summary documents provide a snapshot of the current needs of the counties located in these regions regarding holistic recovery and redevelopment.
Hurricane Matthew Resilient Redevelopment Plan - North Central Region
Hurricane Matthew Resilient Redevelopment Plan - Northeast Region
Hurricane Matthew Resilient Redevelopment Plan - Southeast Region
Hurricane Matthew Resilient Redevelopment Plan - Sandhills Region
Plans by County
Completed Resilient Redevelopment Plans are available for the 50 impacted counties. Plans include various strategies and actions developed for each county that identifies specific activities to help with Hurricane Matthew recovery efforts.