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Robeson County receiving $1 million in federal funding for Hurricane Matthew repairs

Hurricane Matthew forced many Robeson County residents out of their homes last October. (Source: WMBF News) Hurricane Matthew forced many Robeson County residents out of their homes last October. (Source: WMBF News)

LUMBERTON, NC (WMBF) – Robeson County will receive over $1 million in federal funding to assist with repairs to public buildings that were damaged during Hurricane Matthew.

According to a press release from Congressman Robert Pittenger, the funding comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

So far, FEMA has provided North Carolina with:

  • $100.8 million in Small Business Administration loans
  • $97.5 million in Individual Assistance
  • $195.4 million from the National Flood Insurance Program
  • $104.7 million in Public Assistance Projects

With additional projects in the pipeline, Pittenger anticipates $200 million in additional public assistance and $75 million in hazard mitigation grants, the release stated.

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