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United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack has granted North Carolina’s request for a primary county disaster designation for twelve North Carolina counties following excessive rain and flooding from Tropical Storm Fred that occurred from August 15 through August 17, 2021.

The White House and FEMA have granted Governor Roy Cooper’s Aug. 27 request for a major disaster declaration for seven North Carolina counties that were hit hard by floods after Tropical Storm Fred.

North Carolina is sending National Guard personnel to help Louisiana after the catastrophic effects of Hurricane Ida.

Today, Governor Roy Cooper requested that President Biden issue a federal major disaster declaration following Tropical Storm Fred for western North Carolina counties that suffered extensive damages from flooding and landslides.

Today, Governor Roy Cooper surveyed flood damage from Tropical Storm Fred, visiting the Town of Canton and the community of Cruso in Haywood County.

In response to Tropical Storm Fred, Governor Roy Cooper issued a State of Emergency today to activate the state’s emergency operations plan and waive transportation rules to help first responders and the agriculture industry. 

As North Carolina begins to feel the effects of Tropical Storm Elsa, Governor Roy Cooper and state emergency management officials are reminding residents to be prepared for possible power outages and to avoid driving through floodwaters.

Governor Roy Cooper and state emergency management officials are monitoring the forecast track and potential impacts from Tropical Storm Elsa and advising residents in eastern and central North Carolina to be prepared for significant rains and possible flooding.

Governor Roy Cooper has signed a Type 1 State Disaster Declaration for the City of Marion and the Town of Lillington to help with recovery after storms hit the towns last year.

Governor Roy Cooper has declared May 9-15 as Hurricane Preparedness Week, joining the national effort to make people more aware of the dangers of hurricanes and encouraging all North Carolinians to prepare for tropical weather.

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