President Obama signs North Carolina disaster declaration

March 31, 2014 5:11:24 PM PDT
President Obama on Monday declared a major disaster and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe winter storm during the period of March 6-7.

A half-inch of ice, sleet and freezing rain fell on top of several inches of snow throughout the Triad, parts of the Triangle, and along the Virginia border counties earlier this month. Heavy winds compounded the storm's effects, toppling trees and knocking out power in much of central North Carolina for several days.

The declaration means federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe winter storm in the counties of: Alamance, Caswell, Davidson, Davie, Granville, Guilford, Orange, Person, and Randolph counties.

FEMA said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

See It On TV | Report A Typo |  Send Tip |  Get Alerts | Send us photos
Follow @abc11 on Twitter  |  Become a fan on Facebook

Load Comments