RALEIGH, N.C. - Local governments and state agencies in a dozen more eastern North Carolina counties can get help from the federal government to pay for debris removal and infrastructure repairs from Hurricane Dorian last month.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency and Gov. Roy Cooper announced on Friday the expanded disaster declaration for what's called public assistance.
Beaufort, Camden, Columbus, Greene, Hoke, Lenoir, Onslow, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson and Wayne counties bring to 26 the number eligible for reimbursement through the federal government. Some private nonprofit groups can also qualify for this monetary help.
Separately, the U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest disaster loans for businesses or homeowners. The state will offer grants to those who don't qualify for such loans or whose damage isn't covered by insurance.
Read more top trending stories on wsoctv.com:
- Driver intentionally hit, killed 79-year-old woman at Matthews grocery store, police say
- FOUND SAFE: Missing 2-year-old last seen outside apartments has been located and is safe
- Person dead after being hit by car in Charlotte; I-277 blocked, police say
- 'He was not evil': Family sheds light on why man left bodies of mom, aunt in home for years
- North Carolina woman creates driveway art with pressure washer
Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.