ECOnet, an online weather and soil data program through the State Climate Office of North Carolina, will soon be able to collect information from Jockey’s Ridge State Park, the first of the program’s weather stations on the Outer Banks.
Though the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season ended Tuesday, officials urge residents to be prepared for disasters year-round.
William Ray, currently chief of staff at North Carolina Emergency Management, has been appointed to serve as the division’s new director.
Mike Sprayberry, director of the N.C. Division of Emergency Management and the N.C. Office of Recovery and Resiliency since February 2013, says he will retire Aug. 1.
State and Federal Emergency Management Agency officials have approved more than $25.9 million to reimburse the North Carolina Department of Transportation for costs related to Hurricane Florence.
Hyde County is applying for grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to elevate 114 houses in Ocracoke Village, which was inundated during Hurricane Dorian in September 2019.
The state and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have approved reimbursing the Department of Transportation $6.3 million for debris removal costs from Hurricane Florence.