- Associated Press - Monday, July 29, 2019

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - An eastern North Carolina county is receiving more than $2.3 million for reimbursement of debris cleanup from Hurricane Florence.

The state Department of Public Safety says in a news release that the state and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are providing the money. FEMA already has approved more than $12.2 million to Carteret County for Florence-related expenses.

The latest funds will reimburse the county for contracted debris monitoring services and for the removal of vegetation and other debris from public rights of way.


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Debris from disaster can pose a threat to public health, safety, natural resources and tourism.

Under FEMA’s public assistance program, the agency reimburses applicants at least 75% of eligible costs, and the state covers the remaining 25%.



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