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FEMA Approves $1.6 Million for Leland Debris Removal

Release date: 
May 30, 2019
Release Number: 
DR-4393-NC NR 161

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.

FEMA’s Public Assistance program provides grants for state and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations to reimburse the cost of debris removal, emergency protective measures and permanent repair work.

Public Assistance is a cost-sharing program. FEMA reimburses applicants at least 75 percent of eligible costs, and the remaining 25 percent is covered by the state of North Carolina. FEMA’s share for this project is $1.2 million. The federal share is paid directly to the state, which disburses funds to agencies, local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations that incurred costs.

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Last Updated: 
May 30, 2019 - 09:17