Department of Transportation Receives $1.35 Million for Hurricane Florence Debris Removal

Anson, Cabarrus, Stanly and Union Counties

The State of North Carolina and FEMA have approved $1.35 million to reimburse the North Carolina Department of Transportation for debris removal after Hurricane Florence in Anson, Cabarrus, Stanly and Union counties.

The department removed 2,700 tons of vegetative debris and 45 tons of construction and demolition debris in the counties after the storm.

The grant brings the total NCDOT reimbursement for Hurricane Florence-related expenses to $83.2 million. FEMA’s share for the projects is $62.4 million and the state’s share is $20.8 million. 

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. The federal share is paid directly to the state to disburse to agencies, local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations that incurred costs.

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