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March 7, 2000
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Nearly $12 million is on its way to 31 North Carolina counties blanketed by January 24-25's record-breaking snowfall. The President's disaster declaration on Jan. 31 made the counties eligible for reimbursement of eligible costs through the Public Assistance Program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
February 9, 2000
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Two more North Carolina counties have been added to the 31 already declared eligible for public assistance as a result of the January 24-25 snowstorm. Government units in Edgecombe and Wilson Counties are now eligible to apply for debris and snow removal, emergency protective measures, and restoration of public utilities. Public assistance does not include authorization for individual assistance as a consequence of the snow and subsequent ice.
February 1, 2000
RALEIGH, N.C. -- As a result of the record snowfall in North Carolina the night of January 24-25 and the subsequent freezing rain and icing, the President has declared 31 counties eligible for public assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Public assistance is funding for state and local governments and certain private, nonprofit agencies for the repair and restoration of public facilities and other disaster expenses. The declaration does not include authorization for individual assistance as a result of the snowstorm.
January 31, 2000
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Federal disaster funds were made available today for North Carolina to supplement state and local response efforts to the severe winter storm that hit the state beginning January 24, according to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA Director James Lee Witt said President Clinton authorized the assistance under a major disaster declaration issued this afternoon following a review of the agency's analysis of the state's request for federal aid.