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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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 — Gov. Roy Cooper visited Richmond County early Monday afternoon to thank first responders for their efforts during Hurricane Florence as he continues to tour affected areas.

The governor was greeted by Emergency Services Director Donna Wright and County Manager Bryan Land as he walked into the county Emergency Services Complex.

Wright gave him a very brief history of how the building came about as she led him to a conference room where photos of the county’s roads damaged during the storm were projected onto a screen. 

She also told them how her department helped take the 911 loads from other counties that lost communications.

“I really appreciate you guys stepping up and doing what you needed to do,” Cooper told Wright and the other first responders in the room, which included Sheriff James Clemmons and Rockingham’s police and fire chiefs, Billy Kelly and Harold Isler.

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