President Trump has just signed a declaration to provide substantial federal aid to North Carolina ahead of Hurricane Dorian’s anticipated landfall in our state.
Last night, he tweeted, “At the request of Senator Thom Tillis, I am getting the North Carolina Emergency Declaration completed and signed tonight. Hope you won’t need it!”
At the request of Senator Thom Tillis, I am getting the North Carolina Emergency Declaration completed and signed tonight. Hope you won’t need it!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 4, 2019
According to a press release by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, “The President’s action authorizes FEMA to coordinate all disaster relief efforts which have the purpose of alleviating the hardship and suffering caused by the emergency on the local population, and to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures, authorized under Title V of the Stafford Act, to save lives and to protect property and public health and safety, and to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe.”
Specifically, FEMA is now authorized to provide equipment and resources for emergency protective measures (Category B) at 75% federal funding for all 100 counties in North Carolina and for all of the the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.