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$2.3 Million Approved for Cumberland County Debris Removal

Release date: 
September 27, 2019
Release Number: 
184

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.

For more information on North Carolina’s recovery from Hurricane Florence, visit ncdps.gov/Florence and FEMA.gov/Disaster/4393. Follow us on Twitter: @NCEmergency and @FEMARegion4.

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Last Updated: 
October 1, 2019 - 10:35