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State Plans Recovery Resources Meetings

A Marine assigned to Combat Logistics Group 8 drives to a fire station to evacuate civilians in Jacksonville Sept. 15, 2018, after Hurricane Florence. Marine Corps photo: Pfc. Nello Miele

NORTH CAROLINA — Through the coming weeks, state officials will hold a series of community disaster information sessions in more than a dozen communities to provide updates on recovery resources that are available in hurricane-affected areas of eastern North Carolina, the state Department of Public Safety announced Friday.

Gov. Roy Cooper’s office, the North Carolina Office of Recovery and Resiliency, North Carolina Emergency Management and the state departments of Environmental Quality and Health and Human Services have partnered to provide the information sessions to be held from 6-7:30 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Monday, Aug. 26: Lumbee Tribe Southern Spirit Community Building, 1872 Back Swamp Road, Lumberton.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 27: Rural Empowerment Association for Community Help (R.E.A.C.H.), 2389 West Wards Bridge Road, Warsaw.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 27: St. Luke AME Zion Church, 91 Main St., Maysville.
  • Thursday, Aug. 29: First Baptist Church, 521 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Bladenboro.
  • Thursday, Aug. 29: St. Peter AME Zion Church, 617 Queen St., New Bern.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 3: St. Stephens AME Church, 501 Red Cross St., Wilmington.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 3: Mattamuskeet Early College High School Cafeteria, 20392 US 264, Swan Quarter.
  • Thursday, Sept. 5: Faith Tabernacle of Praise, 413 NC 101, Beaufort.
  • Thursday, Sept. 5: Columbus County Dream Center, 403 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Whiteville.
  • Monday, Sept. 9: First Baptist Church, 302 Moore St., Fayetteville.
  • Monday, Sept. 9: Johnson Chapel AME Zion Church, 1882 Lincoln Road NE, Leland.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 10: St. James Pentecostal Church, 210 Montague Road, Currie.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 10: St. Augustus AME Zion Church, 318 North St., Kinston.
  • Thursday, Sept. 12: St. Julia’s AME Zion Church, 112 Kerr St., Jacksonville.
  • Date TBD: Missionary Baptist Association, 296 N. Trent Road, Merritt.

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