March 24, 2020
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More Than $1.6 Million Approved to High Point for Hurricane Florence Repairs
DURHAM, N.C. – The State of North Carolina and FEMA are announcing more than $1.6 million to reimburse expenses to the City of High Point for Hurricane Florence-related repairs.
The funds reimburse repairs to the Riverdale Wastewater Treatment Plant in Jamestown. Flooding from Hurricane Florence damaged the facility on Riverdale Drive.
A portion of the funds enhances the facility above and beyond just repair costs. The plant plans to add floodproofing to reduce or eliminate damage on a component critical to its operations.
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 $405,000.
FEMA’s mission: Helping people before, during and after disasters.