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FEMA Announces Major Disaster Declaration Funds After Hurricane Isaias

October 2020

FEMA announced the release of federal funds to supplement state and local money aimed at helping local governments and some private nonprofits in Beaufort, Bertie, Brunswick, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Hertford, Hyde, Jones, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender and Pitt counties for emergency repairs to infrastructure after Hurricane Isaias.

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5.1 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Sparta NC; 2nd Largest In The History Of The State

August 9, 2020

The The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is reporting that a 5.1 magnitude earthquake caused minor damage in Sparta NC on Sunday. This earthquake is the 2nd largest in North Carolina history with the largest being a 5.2 magnitude in 1916.

The rumbling from this earthquake was felt as far away as Virginia and Tennessee. Additionally, several smaller magnitude shocks were reported on August 10, 2020.

NC Governor Roy Cooper is said to be processing paperwork to declare a state of emergency in the area of Sparta NC and surrounding counties.

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Governor Cooper Declares State of Emergency Ahead Of Weather From Isaias

August 1, 2020

On Saturday, August 1, 2020, NC Governor Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency related to Category 1 storm Hurricane Isaias that likely will affect all of Eastern NC with wind, rain, storm surge, falling trees, and flooding. The emergency declarations on COVID-19 Coronavirus remain in effect.

The weather declaration will allow counties in Eastern NC to ramp up and respond to public needs for any inclement weather using emergency operations. Hurricane or Tropical Storm Isaias likely will have impacts on Eastern NC and coastal regions on August 3rd and 4th.

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Hurricane Isaias Begins The Thinking On Emergency Evacuations, Sheltering Amidst Coronavirus, And Eventually Disaster Recovery Aid In Eastern NC

August 1, 2020

As if 2020 hasn’t already been tumultuous enough, Hurricane Isaias is now causing concern as the National Hurricane Center is projecting landfall somewhere along the NC coast during the COVID-19 Coronaviurus pandemic causing considerable complexities for social distancing efforts in county shelters in the state.

This will get even more complex and dangerous as people in Eastern NC will have to find hurricane supplies from their pockets at a time when many are out of work.

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Rip Currents Red Flag Warning for Carteret County NC Beaches. Do Not Swim!

Each year, several people drown in rip currents along Carteret County and Crystal Coast NC beaches, and many happened while red flag rip currents warning were posted by beach officials. We believe these deaths are completely preventable with some knowledge and education on this subject. This article will hopefully help those visiting the area to understand what a rip current is, how to avoid them, and what to do if you find yourself in one.

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