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Hurricane Matthew Information
The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved a Grant Program to North Carolina's Hoke County whose residents suffered flood damage when Hurricane Matthews torrential rains drenched the area in October 2016.

The grant is part of FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), which assists states and local communities in implementing long-term hazard mitigation measures following a major disaster declaration.

HMGP Fact Sheet

HGMP Pre-application

Among its goals, the HMGP aims to prevent future loss of lives and property from disasters, implement state or local hazard mitigation plans and provide funding for previously identified mitigation measures that benefit the disaster area.

On February 21, 2017, the NC Division of Emergency Management will hold a meeting for Hoke County property owners who are interested in applying for Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HGMP) funds. HGMP funds can be used for eligible activities that reduce or prevent damage from natural disasters, like Hurricane Matthew. Eligible activities include: structure elevation (raising your home), and re-construction (demolish and rebuild).

Anyone who is interested in learning about the application process is invited to attend.

The meeting will be held on February 21, 2017 at 7:00 PM in the senior room at the
JL McLaughlin Building (Old National Guard Armory) at 423 East Central Avenue, Raeford, NC 28376

Please call the Hoke County Emergency Management Office at: 910-875-4126 with questions pertaining to this event.