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NC - $11.5 Million in Grants Awarded to Coastal North Carolina for Hurricane Florence Damage

NORTH CAROLINA (WAVY) — The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Water Resources (DWR) is awarding $11.5 million in grants to eight communities in coastal North Carolina for projects related to Hurricane Florence damage.

The awards from the Coastal Storm Damage Mitigation Fund are set to help fund beach nourishment, dune restoration, and other projects to remediate storm damage.

“These grants will help restore our coastal areas damaged by Hurricane Florence and serve as a reminder that we must rebuild smarter and stronger to protect our coastal economy from the climate impacts of the future,” said Secretary Michael S. Regan.

The following project proposals were approved for funding:

  • Dare County Buxton Maintenance/Storm Damage Repair – $1,557,606.74
  • Town of Duck Beach Nourishment Project – $1,450,921.35
  • Town of Kill Devil Hills Shore Protection Project – $1,450,921.35
  • Town of Kitty Hawk Shore Protection Project – $1,408,247.19

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