Gov.Roy Cooper secures $7.7 million in fed fisheries disaster relief, a portion of $65 million appropriation by Congress

Governor Roy Cooper has secured $7.7 million in federal fisheries disaster assistance for North Carolina. The funds are part of a $65 million appropriation by Congress for fishery disasters nationwide in 2019. Hurricane Florence blew into coastal North Carolina in September 2018, dropping nearly three feet of rain over a four-day period and causing widespread flooding that disrupted fishing and destroyed boats, gear, and buildings critical to fishing businesses.>click to read<10:09

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