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Representative Garland E. Pierce Appointed to N.C. House Select Committee on Disaster Relief Featured

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Representative Garland E. Pierce has been named to North Carolina's House select committee on Disaster Relief. Representative Garland E. Pierce has been named to North Carolina's House select committee on Disaster Relief. Photo courtesy of North Carolina General Assembly.

RALEIGH, N.C. — Representative Garland E. Pierce has been appointed to serve on the North Carolina House select committee on Disaster Relief.


The House select committee may study the following: Hurricane Recovery and Flood Preparedness. They may receive updates and provide oversight regarding implementation of the Disaster Recovery Acts of 2016 and 2017.

The committee may also study the interaction of the State’s system of rivers, dams, levees, reservoirs, and stormwater infrastructure, and the system’s impact on flood prone areas, review the role and regulatory authority of federal agencies as it relates to implementation of flood prevention and mitigation strategies. They may also study and develop a proposed recommendation for preventing, mitigating, and remediating the effects of flooding in the low lying areas of Eastern North Carolina.

“I am excited to have been appointed to serve on the Disaster Relief Committee," Representative Pierce said. "The committee is important because it helps us to get the necessary information out to the people who will be affected by the emergencies. Also, to be able to continue the work on recovery with helping our citizens to better prepared for disasters.”

 

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