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Dare Reimbursed for Dorian Debris Removal

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More than $2.2 million has been approved to reimburse Dare County for debris removal costs following Hurricane Dorian.

North Carolina and Federal Emergency Management Agency approved the funds that cover the removal of more than 105,500 cubic yards of hurricane-related vegetation and construction debris from roads and public property from Sept. 1-9, 2019, the state Department of Emergency Services announced Tuesday.

FEMA’s total share for Dare County’s debris removal expenses is more than $1.6 million and the state’s share is more than $565,000.

More than $19 million has been approved across the state for Hurricane Dorian-related expenses.

FEMA’s Public Assistance program is a cost sharing program that provides grants for state and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations to reimburse the cost of debris removal, emergency protective measures and permanent repair work.

FEMA reimburses applicants at least 75% of eligible costs and the remaining 25% is covered by the state. The federal share is paid directly to the state to disburse to agencies, local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations that incurred costs.

For more information on North Carolina’s recovery from Hurricane Dorian, visit FEMA.gov/Disaster/4465.

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