"I will make sure that any possible aid is provided to those who suffered damages from the tornadoes and other severe weather," Gov. Perdue said. "It is critical that we help get our fellow North Carolinians back in their homes and their businesses back to normal as soon as possible."
Gov. Perdue also sent a letter Friday asking for assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration. That federal agency can provide low interest loans for homeowners, renters and businesses that suffered damage from the storms.
The storms that rolled across the state killed two people and damaged dozens of homes in the two counties. Davidson County declared a local state of emergency that evening, and Randolph County did the same the following day.