Governor Cooper requested a major disaster declaration for recovery efforts related to damage from Hurricane Isaias, CBS17 reports.
“Unfortunately, North Carolinians are tested frequently by extreme weather and hurricanes,” said Gov. Cooper in a press release. “This application for aid from our federal partners will help us rebuild stronger and smarter, so our communities can recover from the damage done by Hurricane Isaias.”
The request asks for Public Assistance funding for 15 counties in coastal North Carolina and for Hazard Mitigation statewide, CBS17 reports.
The funding would help reimburse county and state governments along with some non-profit groups. Additionally, federal funds could “pay for debris removal, search-and-rescue operations, hazardous material clean-up assistance, meals, generators, fuel, and more,” CBS17 reports.