Committee investigating delays in spending federal hurricane recovery funds to hold first meeting
Nearly six years after extreme rainfall and flooding from Hurricane Matthew damaged many North Carolina homes, some homeowners are still left waiting on repairs.
Some have spent years in motels or other temporary housing while a North Carolina agency makes slow progress spending federal funds for long-term hurricane recovery.
A new bipartisan General Assembly committee investigating the delays holds its first meeting Wednesday, the four-year anniversary of when Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina.
Co-Chair Rep. John Bell's district along the Neuse River incurred some of the worst flooding damage statewide.
He said he’s seeking accountability on behalf of his displaced constituents.