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Two Years After Hurricane Florence, $2 Billion Provided for N.C. Recovery

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 15:41
Monday, September 14, 2020

On Sept. 14, 2018, Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina and dumped as much as 30 inches of rain in some places. Catastrophic flooding caused extensive damage to homes and infrastructure in a large portion of the state. 

Department of Transportation Receives More Than $1.9 Million

Mon, 08/31/2020 - 14:56
Monday, August 31, 2020

The State of North Carolina and FEMA have approved $1.9 million to reimburse the North Carolina Department of Transportation for debris removal costs following Hurricane Florence.

SBA grants Governor’s request for earthquake disaster declaration

Mon, 08/31/2020 - 08:22
Friday, August 28, 2020

The U.S. Small Business Administration today granted Gov. Roy Cooper’s request for a disaster declaration for homeowners and small businesses that suffered damage from a 5.1 magnitude earthquake centered near Sparta in Alleghany County on Aug. 9.

North Carolina search and rescue task force deploys to assist Louisiana after Hurricane Laura

Thu, 08/27/2020 - 14:32
Thursday, August 27, 2020

 A search and rescue task force from North Carolina deployed this morning to assist in the response to Hurricane Laura along the Gulf Coast. Answering a request from the State of Louisiana through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, North Carolina is providing a task force of 41 responders.  

U.S. Small Business Administration Grants Governor Cooper’s Request for Disaster Declaration to Support Small Businesses and Homeowners

Fri, 08/21/2020 - 07:58
Thursday, August 20, 2020

The U.S. Small Business Administration granted Gov. Roy Cooper’s request for a disaster declaration for small businesses and homeowners facing damage from a tornado that struck as Hurricane Isaias passed through the state on Aug. 4. 

Governor Cooper Requests SBA Disaster Aid for Bertie and Neighboring Counties

Wed, 08/19/2020 - 17:27
Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Gov. Roy Cooper today signed and submitted a request to the U.S. Small Business Administration to grant a disaster declaration for Bertie and surrounding counties to provide low-interest disaster loans to residents and businesses who suffered losses from a tornado that struck as Hurricane Isaias passed through the state on Aug. 4. 

Governor Cooper Declares August as Preparedness Month

Fri, 08/14/2020 - 16:15
Friday, August 14, 2020

Governor Roy Cooper has declared August as North Carolina Preparedness Month, encouraging individuals, families, schools and businesses to review their emergency plans and update their emergency supply kits. 

Department of Transportation Receives More Than $25.9 Million

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 16:30
Friday, August 7, 2020

The State of North Carolina and FEMA have approved more than $25.9 million to reimburse the North Carolina Department of Transportation for Hurricane Florence-related debris removal and road repair costs.

North Carolina Begins Cleanup After Hurricane Isaias Tears Through the State

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 17:06
Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Hurricane Isaias made landfall at Ocean Isle Beach last night, bringing storm surge, high winds, heavy rains and tornadoes as it moved through North Carolina. 

North Carolina Readies for Tropical Storm Isaias

Sun, 08/02/2020 - 18:18
Sunday, August 2, 2020

Tropical Storm Isaias is moving northward along the Florida coast and has North Carolina in its path with threats of heavy rainfall, storm surge, damaging winds, isolated tornadoes, and dangerous rip currents.

Governor Cooper Declares Emergency as North Carolina Prepares for Hurricane Isaias

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 17:47
Friday, July 31, 2020

North Carolina is preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Isaias with plans including safeguards for COVID-19. Governor Roy Cooper and State Emergency Management leaders updated the public today, urging them to track the storm and prepare for wind and rain. 

Onslow County Schools to Receive More Than $10.5 Million

Thu, 07/30/2020 - 16:53
Thursday, July 30, 2020

The State of North Carolina and FEMA have approved more than $10.5 million to reimburse Onslow County Schools for Hurricane Florence-related expenses. 

State, Federal Disaster Dollars Reimburse Hyde County for Hurricane Dorian Costs

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 14:43
Tuesday, July 28, 2020

The State of North Carolina and FEMA have approved more than $3.7 million to reimburse Hyde County for Hurricane Dorian-related costs.

State, Federal Disaster Dollars Reimburse Topsail Beach

Fri, 07/10/2020 - 15:44
Friday, July 10, 2020

The State of North Carolina and FEMA have approved more than $2.5 million to reimburse the Town of Topsail Beach for costs following Hurricane Dorian. 

Department of Transportation Receives More Than $2.9 Million

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 15:56
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The State of North Carolina and FEMA have approved $2.9 million to reimburse the North Carolina Department of Transportation for debris removal costs following Hurricane Florence.

Department of Health to Receive More Than $2.9 Million

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 13:47
Monday, June 29, 2020

The State of North Carolina and FEMA have approved $2.9 million to reimburse the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services for mosquito abatement costs following Hurricane Florence.

State Investment in Water Rescue Equipment Pays off for Rocky Mount

Mon, 06/22/2020 - 08:33
Monday, June 22, 2020

As floodwaters rose this week along the Tar River to levels not seen since Hurricanes Matthew and Florence, water rescue teams from the Rocky Mount Fire Department put some new state-provided equipment into action, rescuing people stranded in their homes and vehicles.

State, Federal Dollars Help Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 08:43
Friday, June 19, 2020

A North Carolina public utility affected by Hurricane Dorian has been approved for disaster assistance funding from the State of North Carolina and FEMA.