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A new state program is working to boost resilience in regions of eastern North Carolina that were impacted by the September 2018 Hurricane Florence.

The Regional Resilience Portfolio Program “aims to build the foundation for a more resilient North Carolina by proactively engaging with community leaders to determine and plan for climate hazards,” North Carolina Office of Recovery and Resiliency, or NCORR, announced Friday.

“Collaboration between local leaders and government agencies is key to assessing needs and planning for future resilience,” Gov. Roy Cooper said in a statement. “The Regional Resilience Portfolio Program is going to help North Carolina communities build back smarter and stronger than ever.”

The program is supported in part by a grant from the Duke Energy Foundation and will serve these council of governments regions: Kerr-Tar, Upper Coastal Plain, Albemarle, Mid-Carolina, Mid-East, Lumber River, Cape Fear, Eastern Carolina and Triangle J, except for Wake, Durham and Orange counties. A list of counties for each region can be found on the RISE website.

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