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Pender Seeks Public Input on Planning

BURGAW – Pender County emergency management officials have set a public meeting with North Carolina Emergency Management at 6 p.m. March 2 regarding development of a resilient redevelopment plan in response to damage from Hurricane Matthew.

The meeting will be held at the county Emergency Operations Center, 805 Ridgewood Drive in Burgaw.

Gov. Roy Cooper has urged each of the 49 counties with a federal disaster declaration relative to the storm is asked to develop a plan, which is to be the foundation for any supplemental funding requests from Congress, the North Carolina General Assembly and other sources.

“The flooding following Hurricane Matthew was devastating to several of our Pender County communities,” said Pender County Emergency Manager Tom Collins.

Collins said the focus of the meeting will be residential housing and long-term rentals, infrastructure, ecosystem and economic development.

The plan, along with community input, is intended to identify needs and help develop strategic plans.

For more information, call the Emergency Management Office at 910-259-1210.

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