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Disaster declaration granted for 15 NC counties recovering from Hurricane Isaias

The White House and FEMA have granted the state's request for a major disaster declaration for 15 North Carolina counties that were hit hard by Hurricane Isaias.

Brunswick County still waits for disaster declaration 7 weeks after Isaias

Brunswick County still waits for a federal disaster declaration seven weeks after Hurricane Isaias made landfall in Ocean Isle Beach.

Trump’s $300 in weekly unemployment benefits extended to 6 weeks

Unemployed U.S. workers who are banking on an extra $300 in federal jobless aid will now receive up to six weeks of benefits, double the three weeks initially guaranteed by FEMA, the government agency overseeing the relief.

FEMA announces lost wages grant for North Carolina

The state agency added that FEMA said it will assess the availability of funds for additional weeks of benefits, and the letter from FEMA said the benefit will extend through December 2020.

Flattened dunes leave Oak Island vulnerable for remaining hurricane season

Oak Island was one of the hardest hit areas by Hurricane Isaias nearly two weeks ago. According to the town, the storm flattened almost 80 percent of the ocean front dunes on the island. 

OKI leaders: Isaias leaves dunes ‘flattened’, at least $10 million in damage

As the clean up from Isaias continues, some Brunswick County beach towns are facing millions of dollars in damage.

Crews to start roof repairs at City Hall/Thalian Hall in Wilmington

On Wednesday, crews will begin a 6-8 week job of improvements to the metal roof on City Hall/Thalian Hall in Wilmington.

Topsail Beach gets $2.5M reimbursement for Dorian-related damage

The State of North Carolina and FEMA have approved more than $2.5 million to reimburse the Town of Topsail Beach for costs following Hurricane Dorian.

Millions more US homes at risk of flooding than FEMA thinks

Think the risk of your home filling up with floodwater, magnified these days by climate change, is only an issue near the coasts and rivers? New research detailing nearly every corner of the U.S. shows otherwise.

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