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Hearing set on how to spend $34.6M on mitigation

Panoramic view of Hurricane Florence Sept. 10, 2018, when the hurricane was at Category 4 strength as captured…

Panoramic view of Hurricane Florence Sept. 10, 2018, when the hurricane was at Category 4 strength as captured by International Space Station Astronaut Alexander Gerst

The state is looking for feedback on a proposed amendment to the state’s action plan on spending a new allocation of $34.6 million for Hurricane Florence-related mitigation.

The North Carolina Office of Recovery and Resiliency hearing is hosting the hearing at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, on the funds through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant–Mitigation.

Join the public hearing via WebEx videoconference and use access code N45MbTKP7Qs. Call 415-655-0002 and use access code 172 198 7961 to join by phone.

The draft amendment, which is online for review, details how the state proposes to use the federal mitigation funds to offer property buyout and incentives to homeowners in areas identified as having a high risk of future storm impacts.

The mitigation action plan public comment period ends 5 p.m. June 27. Submit comments by email to publiccomments@rebuild.nc.gov or by mail to NCORR Public Comments, P.O. Box 110465, Durham, N.C. 27709.

In total, more than $202.6 million in of the funds are available to the state to fund property buyout and buyout incentives, develop mitigation plans and other activities as detailed in the state’s action plan.

Gov. Roy Cooper established the Office of Recovery and Resiliency after Hurricane Florence to streamline disaster recovery programs statewide and help communities rebuild smarter and stronger. Learn more about NCORR’s programs at the ReBuild NC website.

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