Governor Perdue on Wednesday signed two measures intended to help with the cleanup from the weekend tornadoes.
The governor signed an executive order, which will help farmers clear their land and return to their livelihoods in the wake of the storms.
The order allows the N.C. Department of Transportation to pick up debris from the edge of a farmer's property. Without the order, farmers would have to move debris all the way to the state right-of-way.
Perdue also signed into law a bill which makes further accommodations for property owners who need to clean up storm debris. The bill allows property owners to bury debris without a permit until June 1.