Town of Oak Island Awarded $10 Million for Emergency Measures for Hurricane Florence

Town of Oak Island

The State of North Carolina and FEMA have approved $10,061,294 to help the Town of Oak Island with emergency expenses to protect its natural dune system and berms damaged by Hurricane Florence in 2018.

Storm surge and waves caused extensive erosion to the dunes. The town constructed emergency berms and temporary levees to protect property along Oak Island beaches in Brunswick County.

FEMA’s share for this project is $7,545,970 and the state’s share is $2,515,323.

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.

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.

This press release is related to: