DURHAM, N.C.— Twelve more North Carolina counties are eligible to apply for federal disaster assistance to supplement state and local Hurricane Dorian recovery efforts.
FEMA Public Assistance funding is now available to local governments, state agencies and certain private nonprofits in the following counties if they were affected by Hurricane Dorian beginning Sept. 1-9: Beaufort, Camden, Columbus, Greene, Hoke, Lenoir, Onslow, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson and Wayne.
The 12 additions bring the total to 26 North Carolina counties designated for Public Assistance as part of the Hurricane Dorian major disaster declaration.
The president’s Oct. 4 major disaster declaration included the 14 following counties for Public Assistance: Brunswick, Carteret, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Hyde, Jones, New Hanover, Pamlico, Pender, Sampson, Tyrrell, and Washington.
Public Assistance is a cost-sharing program to reimburse eligible disaster-related debris removal, emergency protective measures and the repair or restoration of public facilities such as roads, bridges, water control facilities, buildings, equipment, public utilities, parks and recreational facilities.
Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.
FEMA’s mission: Helping people before, during and after disasters.