FEMA Approves $7.5 Million To Rebuild New Bern Recreation Facility

May 12, 2020

North Carolina and FEMA have approved more than $7.5 million to reimburse the City of New Bern to replace a recreational facility damaged during Hurricane Florence.  Inspectors determined the Stanley White Recreation Center was substantially damaged after more than two feet of water flooded the facility during the 2018 storm. According to a news release, the city’s rebuilding strategy calls to elevate the 18,000 square foot building to reduce or eliminate flood damage.   More than $50 million has been approved for the City of New Bern to reimburse Hurricane Florence-related expenses.