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2019-05-16 12:58 - News Release

DURHAM, N.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $9.5 million to reimburse the Jones-Onslow Electric Membership Corporation in Jacksonville for damage to its electrical system following Hurricane Florence. The cooperative provides electrical service to Craven, Duplin, Jones, Lenoir, Onslow and Pender 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.

2019-05-14 18:25 - News Release

North Carolinians who still face unmet needs from Hurricane Florence may find help through other state and federal resources. The deadline has passed for survivors to register for disaster assistance from FEMA and to apply for a U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans, but help is still available. State Assistance

2019-05-09 17:52 - News Release

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $4.8 million to reimburse the City of Jacksonville for debris removal following Hurricane Florence. 

2019-05-03 14:30 - News Release

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence, Pender County residents and local governments have been approved for approximately $131.7 million in state and federal funds. • Nearly $17.5 million in state and federal grants have gone to 2,681 homeowners and renters. • As of March 26, 1,283 flood insurance claims have been filed. An estimated $62.9 million in claims have been paid to date.

2019-05-02 13:42 - News Release

RALEIGH, N.C. – Hurricane season begins in less than one month, June 1. Homeowners, renters and business owners should prepare now. Two hurricanes have struck North Carolina in the past three years. Survivors of these storms learned first-hand about the dangers of flooding, heavy rainfall and storm surge. Take action now: • Know your risk. Visit FEMA’s Flood Map Service Center to learn your risk of flooding. • Stay informed. Download an emergency weather app on your phone. Purchase a weather radio.

2019-05-01 12:45 - News Release

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence, Columbus County residents and localgovernments have been approved for nearly $28.8 million in state and federal funds:• Nearly $6.2 million in state and federal grants have gone to nearly 1,803 homeowners andrenters.• As of March 26, 299 flood insurance claims have been filed. An estimated $14.1 million inclaims have been paid to date.• More than $8.4 million in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans have

2019-04-30 18:47 - News Release

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence, New Hanover County residents and local governments have been approved for approximately $119.5 million in state and federal funds: • Nearly $12.1 million in state and federal grants have gone to 4,451 homeowners and renters. • As of March 26, 1,564 flood insurance claims have been filed. An estimated $31.9 million in claims have been paid to date.

2019-04-30 18:44 - News Release

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence, Brunswick County residents and local governments have been approved for approximately $61.3 million in state and federal funds: • More than $7.3 million in state and federal grants have gone to 1,916 homeowners and renters. • As of March 26, 1,066 flood insurance claims have been filed. An estimated $22.9 million in claims have been paid to date.

2019-04-24 17:40 - News Release

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved $8.2 million to reimburse Carteret County Public Schools for emergency protective measures taken following Hurricane Florence. Beginning Sept. 17, 2018, Carteret County Public Schools hired contractors to inspect, clean, dry and treat water-damaged public school facilities. The approved funds cover work completed through Nov. 18, 2018.

2019-04-22 19:20 - News Release

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved $2.3 million to reimburse St. Andrews University in Laurinburg for emergency protective measures taken following Hurricane Florence. Beginning Sept. 18, 2018, St. Andrews University hired contractors to restore power, remove standing water and clean campus buildings. The approved funds cover work completed through Jan. 5, 2019.