Sept. 27, 2019
DR-4393-NC NR 184
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$2.3 Million Approved for Cumberland County Debris Removal
DURHAM, N.C. – The State of North Carolina and FEMA have approved more than $2.3 million to reimburse Cumberland County for debris removal costs following Hurricane Florence.
More than 5,000 tons of vegetation and other storm-related debris were collected throughout the county. Funds for this project cover work completed from Sept. 16, 2018 through March 16, 2019.
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. The federal share is paid directly to the state to disburse to agencies, local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations that incurred costs.
FEMA’s share for this project is more than $1.7 million and the state’s share is $591,000.
FEMA’s mission: Helping people before, during and after disasters.