North Carolina Hurricane Matthew recovery News

Report: North Carolina Agency Mishandled $9M in Matthew Recovery Funds

The North Carolina Department of Public Safety broke the law and didn’t follow legislative directives when distributing $9 million of state money after Hurricane Matthew hit in 2016, according to a report Monday from the General Assembly’s government watchdog agency. …

Watchdog Report: North Carolina Delayed Spending Federal Hurricane Matthew Funds

Administrative mistakes and a lack of expertise caused delays in North Carolina’s spending of federal funds for Hurricane Matthew recovery, according to a report released Monday from the General Assembly’s government watchdog agency. The non-partisan Program Evaluation Division also found …

North Carolina Storm Recovery Chief Accedes Frustrations Over Hurricane Matthew Recovery

North Carolina’s emergency management chief acknowledged a laborious process for homeowners seeking federal funds for repairs due to Hurricane Matthew and is looking for improvements looking to the next storm. While more than $630 million in federal and state funds …

Hurricane Matthew Victims in 2 North Carolina Counties Now Eligible for Grants

Residents of two of the North Carolina counties hardest hit by Hurricane Matthew can now schedule an appointment to apply for reimbursement of their losses. The Fayetteville Observer reports state Department of Emergency Management Director Mike Sprayberry says Cumberland and …

North Carolina Gov Signs $100M Hurricane Aid, Zip Line Insurance Bills

Gov. Roy Cooper has signed legislation directing how $100 million in additional Hurricane Matthew relief funds must be spent and requiring zip line and aerial ropes course owners to get minimum levels of liability insurance. Cooper enacted Tuesday ten more …

North Carolina Lawmakers Hammer Out Details of $100M in Hurricane Relief

Lawmakers are figuring out how to spend $100 million earmarked in the recently approved North Carolina budget for continued cleanup and rebuilding from Hurricane Matthew. The House approved unanimously Wednesday a measure to distribute the funds for things like low-income …

North Carolina to Receive $198M in Federal Grant for Hurricane Matthew Relief

North Carolina has been officially awarded nearly $200 million from the federal government for Hurricane Matthew relief that Congress approved last month in a larger spending agreement. Gov. Roy Cooper’s office says the $198 million grant was awarded last week. …

North Carolina Gov Wants Special Session on Hurricane Matthew Relief

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory said Tuesday he expects to call lawmakers to a special session next month on Hurricane Matthew relief for eastern North Carolina, looking to Congress for supplemental aid first and developing policy based on recommendations from …