Governor McCrory Announces Federal Aid

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Approval for Greene, Harnett and Sampson Counties

Governor Pat McCrory this evening received an additional federal disaster declaration to help individuals in Greene, Harnett and Sampson counties recover from the massive flooding caused by Hurricane Matthew.

I appreciate the federal government answering my call for further assistance for counties impacted by Hurricane Matthew,” Governor McCrory said. “As we move into the recovery phase, this assistance will help those who are suffering to begin to rebuild their lives.”
 
With the addition of Harnett and Sampson, 34 counties are now approved for federal funding to help augment the costs of responding to the storm; the declaration also helps to pay for storm debris removal. Counties previously approved in the declaration include: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Greene, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Lenoir, Nash, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne and Wilson counties.
 
Homeowners and renters in Greene, Harnett and Sampson counties are also now able to apply for federal assistance to repair or rebuild damaged homes. Those three counties joined the 14 that were approved previously which include: Bertie, Beaufort, Bladen, Columbus, Cumberland, Edgecombe, Hoke, Johnston, Lenoir, Nash, Pitt, Robeson, Wayne and Wilson counties.
 
In addition, all 100 counties of the state will be eligible for funding to help mitigate future storm damage.
 
Local and state emergency management officials are still conducting preliminary damage assessments in other storm-impacted counties in order to gather the necessary documentation to apply for additional federal assistance to help families and communities recover from the storm. Meanwhile, rescue crews continue to search for survivors, and utility crews work to restore power, clear debris and open roadways. 
 
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