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Governor Cooper Maps Recovery Path for Hurricane Victims

Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 4:08 PM

Nearly two weeks after Hurricane Florence made landfall on the North Carolina coast, Governor Roy Cooper and emergency response teams are focused on helping those impacted by the storm across the state get back on their feet. 

Governor Cooper Orders Mosquito Control for Disaster Counties

Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 7:03 PM

Due to the increased populations of mosquitoes caused by flooding from Hurricane Florence, Governor Roy Cooper today ordered $4 million to fund mosquito control efforts in counties currently under a major disaster declaration.

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.

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