$2.3 million awarded to reimburse repair costs for Duplin County roads damaged by Hurricane Florence

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RALEIGH, N.C. – The State of North Carolina and FEMA has approved $2,370,881 to reimburse the state’s Department of Transportation for the repair of roads in Duplin County damaged by Hurricane Florence in 2018.

Funding from FEMA’s Public Assistance Program partially reimburses the costs for labor and materials, including stone and asphalt repairs to road surfaces, replacement of culverts, and restoration of embankments.

FEMA’s share of the cost for this project is $1,778,161 and the state’s share is $592,720. FEMA covers 75 percent of eligible costs and the remaining 25 percent is paid for by the state. The federal share is paid directly to the state to disburse to agencies, local governments, and eligible private nonprofit organizations that incurred costs.

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