Post-Hurricane Matthew Resilient Redevelopment Plans

Author: Pete Sullivan, AICP, Co-Chair, APA-NC Communications and Public Affairs Committee

In a release dated January 30, 2017, Governor Roy Cooper’s office is asking the 49 counties with Hurricane Matthew federal disaster declarations to assist in developing Resilient Redevelopment Plans. The plans will become the foundation for any supplemental funding requests from Congress, the NC General Assembly, or other sources.

Time and expertise is sought from the 49 local governments affected by Hurricane Matthew in developing these plans. The plans should address community impact from the storm, and strategies for developing a resilient housing supply, infrastructure, economy, and natural environment. The targeted completion date is May 1, 2017.

This planning initiative is in response to the legislature’s Disaster Recovery Act of 2016. The North Carolina Division of Emergency Management (NCEM) is managing the initiative, and the division is assembling expertise from state agencies, the private sector, and academia. During the planning process NCEM will hold three meetings to help municipalities validate storm damage data and develop redevelopment strategies.

The first step is to identify a lead contact and assemble a planning team, and email names, phone numbers, and email addresses to:

maribel.marquez@ncdps.gov

 

Questions should be directed to:

disasterrecovery@ncdps.gov

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