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County Ends Hurricane Florence State of Emergency

Oct 09, 2018

Cumberland County has lifted the state of emergency declared Sept. 10 in preparation for Hurricane Florence.  Larry Lancaster, chairman of the Board of Commissioners, signed a Termination of State of Emergency declaration effective today at 12 p.m.


The State of North Carolina and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) established a Disaster Recovery Center at the Department of Social Services at 1225 Ramsey St. The hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Residents who suffered losses and damage as a result of Hurricane Florence can get information about state and federal assistance at the center, which is staffed by representatives from FEMA, N.C. Emergency Management and the U.S. Small Business Administration.


Homeowners, renters and businesses should register for disaster assistance before visiting a recovery center by:



Temporary Recovery Jobs

The U.S. Department of Labor awarded North Carolina $18.5 million to hire residents from areas hit hard by Hurricane Florence to work on recovery efforts. Cumberland County is among 28 counties included in the program.

Workers may be eligible for jobs under the grant program by being temporarily or permanently laid off because of the hurricane, or by meeting certain other criteria.

Individuals employed in the program may perform labor, cleanup or humanitarian functions for nonprofits and government agencies for up to 12 months. Worksites must generally be on either public property or land owned by not-for-profit agencies.

Contact the Cumberland County NCWorks Career Center at 414 Ray Ave, Fayetteville, for more information or call 910-486-1010. Visit for more information.