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HURRICANE IRENE: Storm Losses Top $400 Million

Updated: 09/03/2011 - FEMA is now on the ground with disaster recovery centers open in several Eastern Carolina counties while the feds have added four more counties to the disaster list.

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Corolla Beach Closed Due To Hurricane Debris

Updated: 09/02/2011 - Currituck County Emergency Management spokesman Randall Edwards said Thursday that officials are waiting for the high tide to recede to determine whether the water at Corolla was safe.

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Farmers Ask Perdue For Irene Recovery Help Fast

Updated: 09/01/2011 - Governor Perdue visited a tobacco farm Thursday to have a look. She also signed an executive order to make it easier for state crews to remove storm debris from farms and for farmers to burn storm-related trash.

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UPDATE: More Counties Get On Federal Help List

Posted: 09/02/2011 - Gov. Beverly Perdue has secured federal approval for public assistance, not individual assistance, to 20 counties in eastern North Carolina to help with recovery from Hurricane Irene.

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NCDOT To Begin Picking Up Irene-related Debris

Posted: 09/01/2011 - The Department of Transportation is beginning pickup of storm-related debris along state-maintained roads in North Carolina counties most severely impacted by Hurricane Irene.

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Cleanup Progressing In New Bern

Updated: 08/31/2011 - The city of New Bern continues to clean up debris around the city from Hurricane Irene.

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How Farmers Can Get Help

Updated: 08/31/2011 - Preliminary numbers for agricultural losses are in for Pitt and Martin Counties.

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Hatteras, Ocracoke Closed To Labor Day Tourists

Updated: 08/31/2011 - Gov. Beverly Perdue got the news during a briefing Wednesday at the state's emergency response coordination center in Kinston. She said she agrees the damage is too severe for visitors to be accommodated.

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FEMA Chief: Aid Won't Be Hindered By Money Issues

Updated: 08/31/2011 - The head of the federal disaster assistance agency says recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Irene will proceed regardless of a dwindling emergency fund.

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Great Dismal Swamp Fire 90 Percent Contained

Posted: 08/31/2011 - A fire in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is 90 percent contained, thanks to a drenching from Hurricane Irene. But the storm has left firefighters with a new challenge.

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Troopers: Couple Steals Electric Truck

Updated: 08/31/2011 - Efforts to restore power ran into a roadblock after authorities say two people stole an electric truck and led troopers on a chase through three counties.

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