Severe weather expected across NC Thursday

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina will get some much-needed money to help with mounting repair costs the state has incurred in response to devastating hurricanes and other storms.

The Federal Highway Administration said in a statement Tuesday that North Carolina would get $51 million for the cost of repairing roads and bridges.

Most of the money is for damage incurred by Hurricane Florence in eastern North Carolina last year. There’s also money related to the damage from a 2018 storm that caused landslides in western North Carolina.

Steve Abbott, a spokesman for the North Carolina Department of Transportation, said by phone that the money provide some relief for the storm-ravaged state. North Carolina has recently incurred hundreds of millions of unanticipated storm costs.

Overall, the FHA awarded $871 million to states and territories.

Feature photo: A 2018 storm at Aberdeen Walgreens on Sandhills Blvd and Johnson Street ~ Sandhills Sentinel.

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