North Carolina Severe Ice Storm (DR-1448)

Incident period: December 4, 2002 to December 6, 2002
Major Disaster Declaration declared on December 12, 2002

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February 10, 2003
News Release
Raleigh, N.C. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that it has provided almost $11 million in federal funds to help cover the cost of damages and emergency costs incurred by communities, state agencies and non-profit agencies in last December's ice storm. According to Federal Coordinating Officer Michael Bolch, the funds were made available through FEMA's Public Assistance program in the 43 counties that were named after North Carolina was declared a disaster area by President Bush.
December 12, 2002
News Release
Washington, D. C. -- Federal disaster funds were made available today for North Carolina to help communities recover from the crippling ice storm that hit the state last week, according to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh said the assistance was authorized under a major disaster declaration issued by President Bush following a review of the agency's analysis of the state's request for federal aid. The declaration covers damage to public property from the storm that occurred over the period of December 4-6.
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