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Rockingham Recovery Center to Close; Holiday Hours set for Greensboro Center

Wed, 23/05/2018 - 11:26 am
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

State and federal recovery officials announced the Rockingham County disaster recovery center opened to support survivors of the April 15 tornado will end operations at 7 p.m. Friday, May 25. Survivors may still register for disaster assistance online or via phone.

Assessments aim to increase resiliency of critical infrastructure serving Outer Banks 

Tue, 22/05/2018 - 1:14 pm
Monday, May 21, 2018

The fragile, sea-level terrain of the Outer Banks makes its infrastructure especially vulnerable when storms threaten.  Local and state officials say a new assessment effort will help the Outer Banks and coastal communities become more resilient during future disasters. 

North Carolina incident management team departs for Hawaii

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 3:14 pm
Saturday, May 19, 2018

Ten experienced emergency managers and fire service officials from North Carolina departed Saturday for Hawaii, to serve on an incident management team requested by Hawaii’s state emergency management agency as response continues to the erupting Kilauea volcano.

Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Guilford, Rockingham Counties

Wed, 16/05/2018 - 3:07 pm
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. – Federal/state disaster recovery centers are open to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by the severe storms and tornado of April 15.

Flood Studies Identify Ways to Better Protect Communities Hit Hard by Hurricane Matthew

Tue, 15/05/2018 - 3:22 pm
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

State officials today announced the completion of three studies to help prevent flood damage to communities along the Lumber, Neuse and Tar River basins that were hit hard by Hurricane Matthew. 

Disaster Food and Nutrition Services Benefits Approved for Tornado Survivors in Guilford and Rockingham Counties

Tue, 15/05/2018 - 3:00 pm
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

RALEIGH: : Governor Roy Cooper’s request for temporary food and nutrition benefits for Guilford and Rockingham county residents affected by the April 15 tornado has been approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Governor Proclaims May 13-19 Hurricane Preparedness Week

Fri, 11/05/2018 - 4:56 pm
Friday, May 11, 2018

To encourage North Carolinians to prepare for the upcoming hurricane season, Governor Roy Cooper today proclaimed May 13-19, 2018 as Hurricane Preparedness Week.

Gov. Cooper Announces Aid for Guilford and Rockingham Residents Affected by Tornado

Tue, 08/05/2018 - 1:14 pm
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Governor Roy Cooper’s request for a federal disaster declaration to help tornado victims in Guilford and Rockingham counties was approved today by President Donald Trump.

50 More Homeowners to Get Grants to Recover from Matthew

Mon, 07/05/2018 - 3:43 pm
Monday, May 7, 2018

NC Emergency Management today notified officials in Edgecombe County and the city of Fayetteville that they will soon receive $8.2 million in federal and state funds to acquire 50 homes damaged by Hurricane Matthew. 

State Awards Mitigation Grants to Get Matthew Survivors Into More Resilient Homes

Fri, 27/04/2018 - 4:13 pm
Friday, April 27, 2018

NC Emergency Management this week notified four communities that they soon would receive $2.2 million in federal and state funds to acquire, elevate or reconstruct homes damaged by Hurricane Matthew.

State Assistance Will Help Towns Recover Storm Cleanup Costs

Tue, 24/04/2018 - 7:56 pm
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

 Governor Roy Cooper today issued a state public assistance disaster declaration for the town of Tryon in Polk County and the Village of Cedar Rock in Caldwell County to help these local governments recover costs spent cleaning up from fall storms. Both communities were hit by tornadoes that form

Tornado Damage Being Assessed to Determine Possible Assistance for Survivors

Wed, 18/04/2018 - 2:46 pm
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Following severe storms that swept through North Carolina on Sunday, damage assessments are currently underway in Guilford and Rockingham counties to determine if any state or federal aid may be available to help individuals and communities recover.

North Carolina on track to start sending housing recovery funds to Hurricane Matthew survivors next month

Mon, 16/04/2018 - 8:25 am
Monday, April 16, 2018

North Carolina is on track to send the first homeowner reimbursement checks to Hurricane Matthew survivors beginning next month, state emergency management officials said today.

Governor Urges North Carolinians to Stay Alert as Severe Weather Moves Across State

Sun, 15/04/2018 - 3:19 pm
Sunday, April 15, 2018

As severe storms move across the state throughout the day into the evening, Governor Roy Cooper encourages North Carolinians to monitor weather forecasts and heed advice from local emergency officials.

Winter Weather Impacts Much of State But Not Expected to Linger Long

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 3:54 pm
Monday, March 12, 2018

Much of North Carolina is feeling the effects of the latest winter storm, and North Carolinians should follow forecasts closely as snowfall spreads across the state, Governor Roy Cooper cautioned today.

Governor urges caution during late blasts of winter weather

Sun, 11/03/2018 - 3:44 pm
Sunday, March 11, 2018

Governor Cooper is urging North Carolinians to pay close attention to the weather forecast today and tomorrow as low temperatures and the potential for a wintry mix of precipitation impact the state.

Prepare, Practice for Severe Weather. Governor Cooper Urges North Carolinians

Wed, 07/03/2018 - 8:22 am
Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Governor Roy Cooper has declared March 4 – 10 Severe Weather Preparedness Week and urges North Carolinians to prepare and practice safety plans in case severe weather strikes.

Students and adults practice tornado drills Wednesday

Wed, 28/02/2018 - 2:46 pm
Wednesday, February 28, 2018


What: Statewide Tornado Drill as part of Severe Weather Preparedness Week
            Root Elementary School in Raleigh will host reporters covering the tornado drill