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2019-06-14 17:30 - News Release

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence, New Hanover County residents and local governments have been approved for approximately $122.3 million in state and federal funds: • More than $12.2 million in state and federal grants have gone to 4,456 homeowners and renters. • As of June 5, 1,580 flood insurance claims have been filed. An estimated $32.3 million in claims have been paid to date.

2019-06-14 17:27 - News Release

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence, Brunswick County residents and local governments have been approved for approximately $66.5 million in state and federal funds: • Nearly $7.4 million in state and federal grants have gone to 1,917 homeowners and renters. • As of June 5, 1,078 flood insurance claims have been filed. An estimated $23.5 million in claims have been paid to date.

2019-06-12 14:37 - News Release

DURHAM, N.C. – Onslow County will receive more than $1.5 million in assistance to help recover from Hurricane Florence. Funds will reimburse the county for emergency response and protective measures taken during the 2018 storm. These activities included search and rescue operations, sheltering, and equipment and commodities for an emergency command center.

2019-06-10 14:29 - News Release

DURHAM, N.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $1.5 million to reimburse the city of Havelock in Craven County for debris removal following Hurricane Florence. Beginning Sept. 24, 2018, the city hired contractors to remove vegetation and other debris from public rights of way throughout the city. The approved funds cover work completed through March 29, 2019.

2019-06-05 14:34 - News Release

DURHAM, N.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved nearly $2.6 million to reimburse Duplin County for debris removal following Hurricane Florence. Beginning Sept. 7, 2018, the county hired contractors to remove vegetation and other debris from public rights of way throughout the county. The approved funds cover work completed through March 22, 2019.

2019-06-05 14:04 - News Release

DURHAM, N.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved nearly $3.8 million to reimburse the South River Electric Membership Corporation in Dunn for damage to its electrical system following Hurricane Florence. The cooperative provides electrical service to Bladen, Cumberland, Harnett, Johnston and Sampson counties, which were included in the presidential disaster declaration following Hurricane Florence. High winds, rain and flooding caused by the hurricane damaged overhead utility poles, lines and transformers in multiple counties.

2019-05-30 13:17 - News Release

DURHAM, N.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $1.6 million to reimburse the town of Leland in Brunswick County for debris removal following Hurricane Florence. Beginning Sept. 26, 2018, the town hired contractors to remove vegetation and other debris from public rights of way throughout the town. The approved funds cover work completed through Dec. 21, 2018.

2019-05-28 16:02 - News Release

DURHAM, N.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $6.1 million to reimburse Carteret County for debris removal following Hurricane Florence. Beginning Sept. 7, 2018, the county hired contractors to remove vegetation and other debris from public rights of way throughout the county. The approved funds cover work completed through April 17, 2019.

2019-05-24 13:26 - News Release

Hurricane Season Begins in One Week DURHAM, N.C. – Hurricane season begins June 1. Taking steps now to prepare your family, home and business can make a big difference: • Create an emergency communication plan with your family. This plan spells out how everyone will contact each other, where to go and how to get back together. • Build an emergency kit. Keep it ready at home, at work and in the car.

2019-05-24 13:17 - News Release

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence, Robeson County residents and local governments have been approved for about $50.3 million in state and federal funds.