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Disaster Declarations- 28 counties declared

Individual Assistance (IA) is an important resource for community members recovering from a disaster. 

Public Assistance (PA) is federal assistance to state, tribal and local government and certain private nonprofit organizations for emergency work and the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities, which may include debris removal, emergency protective meastures, roads/bridges, water control facilities, buildings/equipment, utilities, and parks/recreational facilities. 

  • Oct. 12: PA: Allegany, Anson, Ashe, Cabarrus, Chatham, Dare, Granville, Montgomery, Person, Randolph, Stanly, Union, and Yancey counties  
  • Sept. 28: IA/PA: Greene
  • Sept. 24: IA/PA: Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Lee, Moore, Pitt, Richmond, Scotland, Wilson
  • Sept. 17: IA/PA: Bladen, Columbus, Cumberland, Duplin, Harnett, Jones, Lenoir, Robeson, Sampson, Wayne
  • Sept. 14: IA/PA: Beaufort, Brunswick, Carteret, Craven, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico and Pender counties.

Executive Orders

  • Executive Order 51 - Declaration of Statewide State of Emergency (Transportation Waiver), Sept 7, 2018
  • Executive Order 52 - Motor Vehicle Regulation Waivers, Sept 7, 2018
  • Executive Order 53 - Waiver of Fuel Vapor Regulations, Sept 10, 2018 
  • Executive Order 54 - Mandatory Evacuation of Barrier Islands Sept. 11, 2018
  • Executive Order 55 - Amending Executive Order 52 and Providing for Temporary Suspension of Motor Vehicle Regulations to Ensure Restoration of Utility Services and Transporting Essentials, Sept. 14, 2018
  • Executive Order 56 - Modification and Partial Recission of Mandatory Evacution Order for North Carolina Islands
  • Executive Order 57 - Temporary Suspension of Enforcement on Certain Regulations Related to the Use of Nonhighway Diesel Fuel
  • Executive Order 58 - Donating State Surplus Property to Assist in Hurricane Florence Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Executive Order 59 - Amending Executive Order 55 and Partially Rescinding Executive Order 52, and Providing for Temporary Suspension of Motor Vehicle Regulations to Ensure Restoration of Utility Services and Transporting Essentials, Sept. 20, 2018
  • Executive Order 60 - Amending Executive Order 57 to Permit Sale, Distribution and Use of Certain Nonhighway Diesel Fuels in Support of Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts, Sept. 20, 2018
  • Executive Order 61 - Suspending Collection of Certain Tolls on Ferries Transporting Residents and Disaster Relief Supplies to Areas Impacted by Hurricane Florence
  • Executive Order 62 - Directing Hurricane-Related Debris Removal from Public Rights-of-Way by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, Sept. 21, 2018

Local States of Emergency (as of Oct. 4)

  • 22 counties have States of Emergency remaining in effect
  • 8 counties have EOCs open

Agricultural Designations

Oct. 5 - USDA announced a primary agricultural designation for South Carolina counties. Under the designation, contiguous North Carolina counties are also eligible for benefits. Find more info here.