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2019-03-27 15:28 - News Release

DURHAM, N.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved nearly $1.5 million to reimburse the Randolph Electric Membership Corporation in Asheboro for damage to its electrical system following Hurricane Florence. The cooperative provides electrical service to Alamance, Chatham, Montgomery, Moore and Randolph 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.

2019-03-21 19:08 - News Release

DURHAM, N.C. – According to the State of North Carolina, 40,000 miles of waterways flow through the state, including 50 rivers, which is part of the reason why flooding ranks as the state’s second most common natural hazard. No matter where you live in the state, water and the risk of flooding are nearby. However, in North Carolina only three percent of residents carry flood insurance. In inland counties, where Tropical Storm Michael hit, that figure drops to one percent.

2019-03-05 20:30 - News Release

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved $3.9 million to reimburse Pender County for removal of debris following Hurricane Florence. Following Hurricane Florence, Pender County hired contractors to remove vegetation and other debris from public rights of way throughout the county. The approved funds cover work completed through Nov. 5.

2019-03-04 19:27 - News Release

ATTENTION EDITORS: This story contains a link to a video illustrating Hurricane Florence response activities. The video is available for use by media. Broadcast-quality version of the video may be downloaded. FEMA’s video website also offers code for web editors to embed the video on news media or local government websites. At Six-Month Mark, Florence Recovery is Moving Ahead

2019-03-04 13:31 - News Release

DURHAM, N.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved $41.5 million to reimburse the North Carolina Emergency Management for emergency response activities during Hurricane Florence, which struck the state in September 2018. Emergency response efforts included search and rescue costs, setting up emergency staging areas, operating emergency shelters throughout the state, running four emergency operations centers, conducting evacuations and making emergency purchases.

2019-02-26 14:06 - News Release

 Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA), which pays for hotel or motel rooms as short-term, emergency sheltering for eligible Hurricane Florence survivors ends Tuesday, March 12. To date 871 households have sheltered in TSA participating hotels, 646 have found suitable, longer-term housing and moved on with their recovery. As of Feb. 24, 225 households remain checked in to hotels.

2019-02-22 18:38 - News Release

 North Carolina survivors of Hurricane Florence who still face unmet needs 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 loan, but help is still available from the state and federal governments. State Assistance Hurricane Florence Recovery

2019-02-21 19:11 - News Release

RALEIGH, N.C. – Before Hurricane Florence arrived, you may have thought your home would never flood. At community mitigation resiliency workshops, FEMA flood mitigation specialists will help you find your home on the floodplain map and explain what that means to you. You might be surprised to learn where your home is on this map and how that will impact you and your loved ones in the future. Area residents can get tips and advice on how to protect their families and their homes from future disasters at this event.

2019-02-20 22:37 - News Release

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved $54 million to the North Carolina Office of Emergency Management for instituting the Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power (STEP) program following Hurricane Florence, which struck the area in September 2018. 

2019-02-20 22:33 - News Release

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved $54 million to the North Carolina Office of Emergency Management for instituting the Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power (STEP) program following Hurricane Florence, which struck the area in September 2018.