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Governor Cooper Urges Caution at Coast as Arthur Approaches North Carolina

Sun, 05/17/2020 - 17:44
Sunday, May 17, 2020

Governor Roy Cooper is urging people along the North Carolina coast to pay close attention to Tropical Storm Arthur, the first named storm of the year.

More Than $1.7 Million Approved for Fayetteville Utilities

Fri, 05/15/2020 - 09:55
Friday, May 15, 2020

The State of North Carolina and FEMA are announcing more than $1.7 million to reimburse Hurricane Florence-related expenses for a Fayetteville public utility.

More Than $1.9 Million Approved for Laurinburg Housing Authority

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 12:42
Thursday, May 14, 2020

The State of North Carolina and FEMA are announcing more than $1.9 million to reimburse Hurricane Florence-related expenses to a Scotland County public housing facility.


Wed, 05/13/2020 - 13:20
Wednesday, May 13, 2020

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice to the public of its intent to reimburse eligible applicants for eligible costs to repair or replace facilities damaged by Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, occurring February 6-19, 2020.  This notice applies to the Public A

More than $3 million approved to repair New Hanover County schools

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 10:48
Wednesday, May 13, 2020

The State of North Carolina and FEMA are announcing more than $3 million to reimburse Hurricane Florence-related expenses for multiple New Hanover County Schools.

More Than $3.6 Million Approved to Repair Wilmington Drainage Systems

Tue, 05/12/2020 - 17:48
Tuesday, May 12, 2020

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North Carolina receives federal disaster declaration for February storms, tornadoes and flooding

Mon, 05/11/2020 - 15:35
Monday, May 11, 2020

The White House and FEMA have granted Governor Roy Cooper’s April 9 request for a federal disaster declaration for eighteen counties that suffered damages from severe storms, flooding and tornadoes in February.

Governor Cooper Announces Modified Stay At Home Order and Transition to Phase 1 of Easing Restrictions

Tue, 05/05/2020 - 17:31
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 New order takes effect Friday, May 8 at 5 pm  

Governor Proclaims May 3-9 Hurricane Preparedness Week

Mon, 05/04/2020 - 10:32
Sunday, May 3, 2020

Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed May 3-9 Hurricane Preparedness Week in North Carolina and reminded residents that now is the time to prepare for the 2020 hurricane season. Hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30. 

HUD approves NC plan for spending Hurricane Florence recovery funds

Thu, 04/30/2020 - 14:30
Thursday, April 30, 2020

NCDHHS Announces Carolina Community Tracing Collaborative

Mon, 04/27/2020 - 15:44
Monday, April 27, 2020

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) announces today the Carolina Community Tracing Collaborative, a new partnership with Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) and the North Carolina Area Health Education Centers (NC AHEC) to help stop the spread of COVID-19. 

N.C. Office of Recovery and Resiliency launches guide to help local governments prepare for natural disasters

Mon, 04/27/2020 - 13:41
Monday, April 27, 2020

Today the North Carolina Office of Recovery and Resiliency (NCORR) published a guide that will help communities become stronger and better equipped to withstand the impacts of future natural disasters such as hurricanes, floods and wildfires, as well as the ongoing effects of climate change.

Governor Cooper, State Education Leaders: Remote Learning To Continue Through End of 2019-2020 School Year

Fri, 04/24/2020 - 15:53
Friday, April 24, 2020

Governor Roy Cooper today announced that North Carolina K-12 public schools will continue remote learning through the end of the 2019-2020 school year.

Workgroup Supports Food Chain Supply During COVID-19 Pandemic

Tue, 04/21/2020 - 13:38
Tuesday, April 21, 2020

North Carolina Emergency Management and its State Emergency Response Team partners have formed a Food Supply Chain Working Group to address food production and distribution issues across the state during the COVID-19 pandemic, to help ensure all North Carolinians are fed. 

North Carolinians Urged to be Ready for Severe Weather

Sun, 04/12/2020 - 14:54
Sunday, April 12, 2020

Governor Roy Cooper is urging North Carolinians to be prepared for severe weather and the possibility of power outages overnight and into Monday afternoon, as a strong cold front moves across the state. 

Governor Cooper Signs Order to Tighten Social Distancing Measures, Strengthen Long-Term Care Rules and Streamline Unemployment Benefits Process

Thu, 04/09/2020 - 17:44
Thursday, April 9, 2020

Governor Roy Cooper took action to address the spread of COVID-19 by issuing stronger social distancing requirements and speeding up the process to get benefits to people out of work through Executive Order No. 131.

Governor Cooper Provides Emergency Flexibility to Expand Hospital Beds, Equipment and Personnel during the Pandemic

Thu, 04/09/2020 - 09:30
Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Governor Roy Cooper took action to provide more access to health care beds and get more medical workers to respond to the rising demand due the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Mental Health Supports for All North Carolinians, Including Health Care Workers and Their Families

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 17:31
Wednesday, April 8, 2020

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has two new mental health resources to support North Carolinians throughout the COVID-19 crisis. 

FEMA Approves North Carolina Request to Stand Up Shelters That Follow Social Distance Guidelines

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 08:30
Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced that North Carolina has received approval from FEMA to provide housing alternatives, such as hotels, motels, and dormitories, for North Carolinians with unstable housing who may need to quarantine in response to or are at high-risk for severe illness from COVI

North Carolina COVID-19 Modeling Shows Social Distancing Necessary to Slow the Spread and Preserve Hospital Capacity to Save Lives

Mon, 04/06/2020 - 15:04
Monday, April 6, 2020

A collection of North Carolina experts today released a composite modeling forecast looking at how COVID-19 could affect North Carolina in the coming months.