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Cooper Proclaims Oct. 6-12 Resiliency Week

Gov. Roy Cooper has proclaimed Oct. 6-12 Resiliency Week in North Carolina.

Gov. Roy Cooper

Cooper made the announcement Monday in front of a Robeson County home damaged by recent hurricanes that is undergoing renovation with federal Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery, or CDBG-DR, funding.

“In recent years, North Carolina has been hit hard by hurricanes that have left their mark on our homes and in our lives,” said Cooper. “I named this week Resiliency Week because we have to rebuild not just stronger, but smarter, too, so that we are prepared for future storms.”

Cooper was joined by Emergency Management Director Mike Sprayberry, North Carolina’s Chief Resiliency Officer Dr. Jessica Whitehead, Robeson County Manager Kellie Blue, 47th District Rep. Charles Graham and St. Pauls residents to tour the home. The renovations on the home include elevating it 3 feet.

North Carolina has spent more than $3.1 billion in state and federal funding on hurricane recovery since 2016 when Hurricane Matthew hit three years ago this week. There are 168 CDBG-DR funded home construction projects underway and 158 complete statewide.

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