FEMA awards $1.4 million to N.C. for hurricane relief

By: Staff report

LUMBERTON – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) on Friday announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide North Carolina with an additional $1,391,675.95 to assist with Hurricane Matthew recovery efforts.

This grant will be provided to the N.C. Department of Transportation to reimburse for debris removal and infrastructure repair projects associated with Hurricane Matthew. NCDOT will be responsible for distributing the money to local governments.

“We will knock on every door, and try every avenue, to ensure North Carolina receives full and appropriate funding for Hurricane Matthew recovery,” said Congressman Pittenger. “… I spoke with HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson about visiting North Carolina later this year to view the ongoing recovery needs. The media has moved on, but I haven’t, and I am committed to seeing this project through.”

To date, $1.28 billion in federal funding has been provided for Hurricane Matthew recovery in North Carolina. Much of that money is released to the State of North Carolina, which is then responsible for distributing to affected counties and municipalities.


Staff report