Army Corps to award North Carolina $281M for storm damage

Jan 14, 2020

Wilmington District Project Manager Pamela Castens assesses damage caused by Hurricane Florence.
Credit Lisa Parker/U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

The Army Corps of Engineers will award $281 million to a North Carolina city and county heavily impacted by Hurricanes Matthew and Florence.

State Senators Thom Tillis and Richard Burr announced in a statement Monday that the Corps will release $237 million to Surf City/North Topsail Beach and $44.5 million to Carteret County for the locations to pursue damage reduction projects.

The new round of funding comes one week after the Corps announced it would allocate $39.6 million to Princeville for a flood mitigation project.