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Shake out, don’t freak out!

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

At 10:17 a.m. tomorrow more than 2.1 million people (including more than 347,000 school children in K-12th grade) have pledged to participate in the Great Southeast Shakeout, the world’s largest earthquake drill.  Any individual, family, organization, school, agency or businesses can register for the event. However, if you or your group haven’t registered you can still practice the ‘Drop, Cover, and Hold On’ drill, the recommended action for people to take during an earthquake.

Governor Cooper requests Small Business Administration disaster declaration

Friday, October 11, 2019

Governor Roy Cooper sent a letter today to the U.S. Small Business Administration requesting that the SBA grant a disaster declaration for North Carolina counties that were affected by Hurricane Dorian. This request is the first step in establishing a state relief program after FEMA denied North Carolina’s request for Individual Assistance for Carteret, Dare, Hyde and New Hanover Counties on October 8th. 

State to Host Eastern NC Disaster Information Sessions

Monday, September 23, 2019

A partnership of state agencies will host four disaster information sessions to provide updates on resources and obtain community feedback in hurricane-impacted areas of eastern North Carolina.

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