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RALEIGH —The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced beginning Jan. 4, households can apply for the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program and the Crisis Intervention Program online at www.epass.nc.gov.

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CHARLOTTE — Winter weather poses unique challenges to people faced with bitter cold, snow and ice. The American Red Cross has steps you should take to stay safe if you are in the path of winter storms.

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RALEIGH — As North Carolinians prepare for the cold winter holidays, officials with the North Carolina Division of Public Health caution people not to use gasoline-powered generators or tools, outdoor grills and camp stoves in enclosed spaces. These devices should be used outside only and at least 20 feet away from windows, doors and air vents to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.

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Tuesday, 01 December 2020 11:49

Winterlike cold blast set to cause South to shiver

Unseasonably cold air will plunge into the South, ushering in the lowest temperature readings since last winter — and even some record-challenging cold. The blast of wintry air will follow a weather system that triggered stormy weather in the region Sunday and Monday. AccuWeather meteorologists expect it to become cold enough in some locations for an unusually early freeze.

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RALEIGH—The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced it will issue an automated payment to thousands of eligible households to help with winter heating expenses via the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program. The automated payment will be issued beginning Dec. 1 and is designed to help eligible seniors and people with disabilities access winter heating assistance in a safe and socially distanced manner during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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