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Obama approves disaster declaration for NC

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RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- President Obama has signed a disaster
declaration for North Carolina as the state recovers from Hurricane
Irene.

The White House said Wednesday that Obama had signed the order
for seven counties affected when Hurricane Irene hit the state last
week.

The order makes federal fund available to help with the recovery
in Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, Dare, Hyde, Pamlico and Tyrrell
counties.

The declaration authorizes grants for temporary housing and home
repairs, low-coast loans to cover uninsured property loss and other
programs to help people and businesses affected by the storm.

Gov. Beverly Perdue had submitted the request for the
declaration on Monday.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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