RALEIGH — Six agencies doing significant work to help people recovering from Hurricane Florence will receive grants totaling $2 million to further fund their relief efforts. North Carolina Emergency Management, a division of the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, is awarding the grants using funds provided by the General Assembly in the Hurricane Florence Disaster Relief Act.

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RALEIGH — Jones County residents are still feeling the effects of recent hurricanes. At least one of the county’s three towns remains flooded, and two of its six schools were condemned.

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ROCKINGHAM — In the past two major hurricanes, Falling Creek has overflowed its banks onto the water plant site on Rockingham Road and city leaders are trying to prevent it from happening again.

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LAURINBURG — The most visible and recognizable structure on the St. Andrews campus is the Katherine MacKay Belk Bell Tower that is next to the causewalk, half way between the residential and academic sides of Lake Ansley C. Moore. Last September during Hurricane Florence, the tower was severely damaged and now poses a significant safety risk.

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RALEIGH — North Carolina may soon see $168 million in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery, after more than a year-long delay.

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RALEIGH — North Carolina Emergency Management and the United Way of North Carolina’s NC 2-1-1 program work in partnership to help families and individuals find needed assistance and resources within their community during and after a disaster. 

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RALEIGH — Co-chairmen of the House Select Committee on Disaster Relief panned sluggish hurricane relief efforts by the Cooper administration. They want renewed oversight authority.

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ROCKINGHAM— The Richmond County Health Department will be contracting with Gregory Pest Solutions from Charlotte again this spring to provide mosquito abatement. 

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CHICAGO — The N.C. Department of Transportation has received national honors for its innovative use of drones during the state’s coordinated response to Hurricane Florence.

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GOLDSBORO — North Carolina transportation officials today reopened the last road in the state that had been closed since Hurricane Florence struck last fall.

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