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Flood & Disaster Resilience Legislative Update Call

June 8 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

The Eastern NC Recovery and Resilience Alliance requests your participation in a brief virtual meeting on Tuesday June 8th at 11am to share critical details related to two bills quickly advancing in the North Carolina General Assembly.  Both bills provide never before seen resources and progress on flood and disaster resilience.  Time is of the essence for leaders throughout eastern North Carolina to gain an understanding of these bills and communicate to our state legislators our support for the most helpful proposals contained within.  Specifically, the bill provides the following to support communities across North Carolina:

  • Allocates $32,200,000 for Neuse River Flood Mitigation
  • Allocates $36,500,000 for Lumber River Flood Mitigation and Recovery
  • Establishes a $20,000,000 Disaster Relief and Mitigation Fund for communities to develop shovel-ready projects and provide matching funds for federal grants and projects
  • Establishes a $20,000,000 Transportation Infrastructure Resiliency Fund
  • Allocates $25,000,000 to the Natural Infrastructure Flood  Mitigation program for flood reduction projects
  • Allocates $30,000,000 to the Coastal Storm Damage Mitigation Fund

We will be bringing to you state policy experts from the American Flood Coalition and the Environmental Defense Fund to quickly bring you up to speed on how these bills will impact your communities, their outlook, and take questions.  The meeting will be virtual and will not go beyond 30 minutes.

Both bills are introduced by legislators in high level leadership posts, indicating serious consideration.  The House bill (HB 500) is being led by the House Majority Leader and the Senate Bill (SB602) is being led by the Senate Majority Whip.  I have linked to both bills below:

House Bill 500 Disaster Relief and Mitigation Act https://www.ncleg.gov/BillLookUp/2021/h500

Senate Bill 602 Flood Resiliency and Prevention Act  https://www.ncleg.gov/BillLookUp/2021/S602

We appreciate your participation in this brief, but very important, conversation.  As always thank you and please let us know of any questions you may have.  You can reach me on my cell at 704-906-6938


Tony McEwen

Legislative Affairs

City of Wilmington


June 8
11:00 am - 11:30 am
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