President Obama declares a major disaster in North Carolina

February 3rd, 2010 - 4:18 am ICT by BNO News  

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – President Obama on Tuesday declared a major disaster exists in the State of North Carolina and ordered federal aid to help the State and local recovery efforts in areas struck by severe winter storms.

Federal funding is available to State and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storms and flooding in various North Carolina counties.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

FEMA said that additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the State and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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