Jan. 13, 2020
DR-4393-NC NR 195
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More Than $1.6 Million Approved for Cumberland County Repairs
DURHAM, N.C. – The State of North Carolina and FEMA are announcing more than $1.6 million to reimburse expenses to repair a Cumberland County landfill damaged during Hurricane Florence.
Reimbursements include dredging and reconstructing the Fayetteville landfill’s borrow pit following hurricane-related flood damage. The borrow pit provides earthen materials for the landfill and is essential for the county’s waste management operations.
FEMA has approved more than $5 million in Hurricane Florence-related expenses to Cumberland County.
The 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, which disburses funds to agencies, local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations that incurred costs.
FEMA’s share for this project is more than $1.2 million and the state’s share is more than $400,000.
FEMA’s mission: Helping people before, during and after disasters.