FEMA Approves $1.5 Million for Havelock Debris Removal


DURHAM, N.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $1.5 million to reimburse the city of Havelock in Craven County for debris removal following Hurricane Florence.

Beginning Sept. 24, 2018, the city hired contractors to remove vegetation and other debris from public rights of way throughout the city. The approved funds cover work completed through March 29, 2019.

FEMA’s Public Assistance program provides grants for state and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations to reimburse the cost of debris removal, emergency protective measures and permanent repair work.

Public Assistance is a cost-sharing program. FEMA reimburses applicants at least 75 percent of eligible costs, and the remaining 25 percent is covered by the state of North Carolina. FEMA’s share for this project is more than $1.1 million. The federal share is paid directly to the state, which disburses funds to agencies, local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations that incurred costs.

For more information on North Carolina’s recovery from Hurricane Florence, visit ncdps.gov/Florence and FEMA.gov/Disaster/4393. Follow us on Twitter: @NCEmergency and @FEMARegion4.

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