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NC - Federal government sends North Carolina $26M for storm-related road repair

(The Center Square) – North Carolina will receive more than $26 million in federal aid to repair roads and highways damaged by storms and other natural disasters.

North Carolina is among 42 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands that will benefit from $1.39 billion in Emergency Relief grants the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced this month it would be awarding.

“Emergency relief funding is critical to restoring vital transportation links damaged by severe weather and other unexpected events that are heavily relied upon by communities for daily travel,” Deputy Federal Highway Administrator Stephanie Pollack said in a statement.

The funding will help states recover from nearly 200 emergency events, the USDOT said. North Carolina’s allocation must be used to repair damage from Tropical Storms Zeta and Alberto, Hurricanes Florence and Dorians and other damage from heavy rains and flooding.

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