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Governor Cooper’s Request for Disaster Assistance Approved for Nine Additional Counties

Monday, Sep 24, 2018 6:45 PM

Governor Roy Cooper’s request for major federal disaster assistance was approved today to help individuals and communities in nine additional counties recover from Hurricane Florence. Individuals in Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Lee, Moore, Pitt, Richmond, Scotland and Wilson counties are now able to apply for disaster assistance for uninsured and underinsured damage and losses resulting from Hurricane Florence.

Readout of Governor's Meeting with Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue

Monday, Sep 24, 2018 6:13 PM

Gov. Cooper met with US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue Monday at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Weather prevented the two from meeting at their scheduled event in Duplin County earlier in the day. NC Commissioner of Agriculture Steve Troxler and NC Secretary of Environmental Quality Michael Regan joined the meeting.

As Floodwaters Recede, State Focuses on Recovery

Monday, Sep 24, 2018 4:05 PM

The state’s work on Hurricane Florence is shifting from emergency response to recovery, Governor Roy Cooper said Monday, but North Carolinians need to remain careful in areas hit hard by the storm.

Dangers Remain Even as Some Floodwaters Recede, Governor Cooper Warns

Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 6:33 PM

Even as flood waters begin to recede in some areas and some North Carolinians are able to return home, dangers remain in flooded areas and the hard work of recovery is just starting, Governor Roy Cooper warned Sunday. While more roads have reopened allowing some people to return to their communities, travel remains treacherous in portions of southeastern North Carolina.

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