Dozens Of ENC Residents Receive Hurricane Matthew Assistance

Jun 18, 2018

State Emergency Management last week announced more than $8.5 million in mitigation grants to help homeowners recover from Hurricane Matthew.

Sixty-four homeowners in more than a dozen central and eastern North Carolina counties will receive state and federal dollars to move into more resilient homes. The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program is providing funding to reconstruct five homes, elevate 17 homes and buy-out 42 properties at risk of repeated storm damage.  The HMGP awards include:

  • Columbus County - $670,079 to elevate 5 homes
  • Greene County - $1,796,384 to elevate 5 homes and acquire 7 properties
  • Jones County - $610,770 to acquire 5 properties
  • Moore County - $660,533 to acquire 6 properties
  • Pender County - $532,384 to reconstruct 4 homes
  • Pitt County - $1,044,262 to acquire 11 properties
  • City of Wilson - $790,593 to acquire 4 properties
  • Pasquotank County – to elevate 1 home and acquire 5 properties
  • Cumberland County – $266,761 to acquire 2 properties
  • Dare County – $110,744 to elevate 1 home
  • City of Edenton – $220,902 to acquire 1 property
  • Johnston County – $136,216 to reconstruct 1 home
  • Duplin County – $647,651 to elevate 5 homes
  • City of Washington – $106,977 to acquire 1 property

Since Hurricane Matthew, $21.6 million has been distributed to 150 properties in North Carolina.  Emergency management officials hope to award an additional $94 million in grants by early August.