RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- A bill approving a $299 million Hurricane Florence relief package passed the North Carolina General Assembly on Thursday.
The bill unanimously passed the House, sending it to Gov. Roy Cooper's desk for final approval.
"Once again, we had a historic natural disaster for this state, we have had a historic response in this state," said senior House Appropriations Chairman Nelson Dollar, R-Wake.
The bill includes some of the following:
The aid will be disbursed through the Hurricane Florence Agricultural Disaster Program of 2018 that was established by the General Assembly in October and developed by the state Department of Agriculture prior to the direction of state dollars to the fund.
In the Senate on Wednesday, Republican Sen. Harry Brown argued in favor of the bill saying, "This money won't save all, but we hope it will help."