Governor Cooper Calls For Legislative Special Session To Fund Hurricane Florence Recovery Needs


Governor Roy Cooper today called for the North Carolina General Assembly to convene in a special session to fund initial needs for Hurricane Florence recovery. The forthcoming proclamation will request legislators to return October 9.

“As I’ve traveled around the state surveying damage and meeting with people who have lost everything, it’s clear that the destruction in eastern North Carolina is historic,” said Governor Cooper. “Now is the time to come together and begin the work of rebuilding our communities and making families whole.

In the coming weeks, as flood waters recede, Cooper will work with state agencies, local communities and stakeholders to compile a legislative appropriations request. Additionally, Governor Cooper is working closely with North Carolina’s congressional delegation to put together the state’s federal assistance request.


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