After the storm

Stay up to speed with North Carolina’s disaster recovery progress and important updates that may affect you.

  • Despite repeated hurricane devastation, Brunswick County is booming, and the growth is expected to continue. Click here for more information.
  • Lumberton is considering a multipronged effort to address affordable housing after as many as 500 homes were damaged by Hurricanes Matthew and Florence. Click here for details.
  • Legislation introduced by Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) would provide additional disaster relief to North Carolina as residents continue to recover from Hurricane Florence. Rural communities, farmers, water and wastewater projects, highway and transit projects, veteran and others may benefit. Click here for more information.
  • Community leaders are invited to a free event to discuss and share lessons learned through the disaster recovery process. The event is April 9 at the Lumber River Council of Governments. Click here for more information and to register.
  • Are you trying to recover from Florence? Click here for information on cleanup, safe food and water, child care needs and more.
  • Do you receive EBT aid? In the wake of Hurricane Florence, you may be able to receive more assistance. Click here for more information.
  • Business owners share 6 tips on how to prepare for disasters, courtesy of the SBA.
  • The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June through November. As the season is upon us, we encourage you to take these simple readiness steps.