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North Carolina Hurricane Dennis (EM-3141)

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Incident period: August 29, 1999 to September 11, 1999
Emergency Declaration declared on September 01, 1999


September 8, 1999 - News Release

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Beaufort and Craven Counties today were added to nine other North Carolina counties whose local governments earlier were declared eligible for emergency federal assistance resulting from damage left in the wake of Hurricane Dennis. All 11 counties now are also eligible to seek reimbursement of up to 75 percent of the cost of removal of debris, which includes tons of sand from roads on the Outer Banks islands.

September 7, 1999 - News Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Hurricane Center (NHC) reports Tropical Storm Dennis made landfall on Sept. 4 at Cedar Island in Carteret County, North Carolina. After numerous days of pounding the Outer Banks with heavy rain and high winds, he system moved inland in a northwest direction across interior sections of the North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland. The remnants of Dennis continue to affect Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey with periods of locally heavy rain.

September 3, 1999 - News Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Hurricane Center (NHC) reports Tropical Storm Dennis has drifted a bit to the south and is weakening slowly. At 5 a.m. EDT today, Dennis was located 145 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, NC. The storm's maximum sustained winds of near 60 mph. Dennis' tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 115 miles from the center of the storm.

Financial Assistance

If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $3,479,570.50 $3,479,570.51 $-0.01
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 07:46 (Updated daily)

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