- Associated Press - Thursday, October 8, 2015

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C. (AP) - The storm that dropped between 1 and 2 feet of rain in southeastern North Carolina has caused what officials are calling significant erosion on the north end of Wrightsville Beach.

Multiple media outlets reported that officials are trying to determine if the southeastern part of the state could be declared a federal disaster area.

A federal disaster declaration would lead to potential federal funding to help with beach nourishment and other recovery efforts.

Wrightsville Beach manager Tim Owens says the part the town most affected by the storm does not receive annual beach nourishment because it was not part of the town when the annual funding process started.

Towns in Brunswick and Pender counties also are looking for funds to help them repair damage from the storm.

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