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Congressman Holding Inspects Hurricane Florence Damage In Harnett County PDF Print E-mail
Federal Government
By Administrator   
Monday, 24 September 2018 08:27
 Congressman George Holding (NC-02) visited Harnett County’s Emergency Management Center for a briefing on Hurricane Florence.
“Parts of Harnett County have been devastated by this storm. The scenes of destruction – the debris, downed trees and catastrophic flooding – are tough to grasp. For many of our neighbors, this storm is a life-changing event. Once the rain stops and the flood waters recede, we will be able to access the full extent of the damage. I will do everything in my power to ensure those impacted in Harnett and around the state receive the federal support they need in a timely manner,” said Congressman Holding.
“I am immensely grateful to Sheriff Coats, Jimmy Riddle and all of the local officials and first responders working day and night to take care of our communities and citizens. They are doing an incredible job.”
On Saturday, September 15th, President Trump approved a major disaster declaration for eight North Carolina counties impacted by Hurricane Florence. While Harnett was not included in the original declaration, it was amended Sunday, September 16th to include Harnett County. As a result, federal aid funding is now available to Harnett residents impacted by the storm. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster. 
Individuals and business owners who sustained losses in the designated area can begin applying for assistance by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-3362.
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