Disaster Recovery News
Big funding win for Fair Bluff
The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded a $4.8 million grant to the Columbus County town of Fair Bluff. The money will be used to construct a small business center, which will help sustain and grow business in the region. Fair Bluff suffered severe damage from Hurricane Florence in 2018. Click here for more information.
Draft action plan for Florence CDBG funding
The NC Office of Recovery and Resiliency has also posted the draft action plan for CDBG-DR for Hurricane Florence funding. Public comment is being sought through March 8. The "most impacted and distressed" areas are listed as Brunwsick, Columbus, New Hanover, Pender and Robeson counties along with Clarkton, Laurinburg and Spring Lake zip codes. Click here for information.
NC gets guidelines for spending $542M in
A federal notice will allow North Carolina to make spending plans for more than $540 million in Hurricane Florence recovery funds. Click here for details.
Tillis, Burr announce $321 million in funding to
support disaster relief efforts
The funding goes to North Topsail Beach/Surf City, Carteret County and the community of Princeville. Click here for details.
Recovery funds to help more Bladen, Columbus
The most impacted and distressed designation for Hurricane Matthew victims has been expanded. Click here for details.
Buying out flood-prone homes in Columbus
More than $1.7 million in funding is headed to Columbus County to buy out homes repeatedly damaged by flooding. Click here for details.
Archived news related to disaster recovery in the
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.
- 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.
- Preparing for a disaster can be critical to preventing further disaster. Order your vital emergency management resources from the APWA Store.
- Golden LEAF Announces Third Round of Disaster Recovery Funding Now Available: https://www.goldenleaf.org/grant-seekers/disaster-recovery-grant-program
- Sen. Tillis, Sen. Burr Announce Additional $189 Million for Hurricane Matthew Recovery: Dept of Housing and Urban Development + NCDOT
- North Carolina Community Foundation Awards Disaster Relief Fund Grant for Hurricane Matthew Recovery Documentary
- The Environmental Finance Center is exploring the potential for upgrading disaster resilience of selected mobile home parks in eastern North Carolina
- USDA Accepting Applications to Become Revolving Loan Fund Lender
- NCGrowth Seeks Input on Draft Solutions on Making Better Hazard Mitigation Decisions for Communities Affected by Disaster
- Town of Elizabethtown Awarded USDA Loan for Downtown Revitalization
- GoldenLEAF Closes $55M Disaster Recovery Program
- Fair Bluff Land Suitability Analysis - Housing Relocation Strategy
- Governor Announces River Basin Studies to Reduce Flooding in Hurricane-Affected Areas
- CDBG-DR Meeting Notes, 10/30/17
- $15 Million Program Will Help Small Businesses Affected by Hurricane Matthew
- UNC Environmental Finance Blog: "Four Ways Utilities Can Help Weather a Hurricane"
- NC Watershed Stewardship Network Announces Workshop
- Rebuild.NC.Gov Website Will Track Hurricane Disaster Recovery Efforts
- FEMA Unfreezes Millions for Hurricane Matthew Recovery
- Photos from the Fair Bluff Community
- Coastal Resilience Center to Lead post-Matthew Disaster Recovery Efforts
- Design Teams Gather to Plan Princeville's Future
- Photos from the Whiteville Community
- September is National Preparedness Month
- Press Release: NEW PROGRAM HELPS NORTH CAROLINA TOWNS HIT BY HURRICANE MATTHEW REBUILD LOCAL ECONOMIES