Roughly a year after Hurricane Matthew devastated areas of eastern North Carolina, the State is employing experts to conduct studies on four rivers in the region. Jared Brumbaugh has more.
Governor Roy Cooper says the State has established advisory councils to analyze the sources and severity of flooding in the Neuse, Tar, Lumber and Cashie Rivers. The advisory councils will include the State's Emergency Management Department, the Department of Transportation and the Department of Environmental Quality, along with local governments. The studies are expected to reach completion next spring. The State will use the information from the studies to develop basin-specific mitigation strategies.