Details on $100M for hurricane recovery gets OK

Details on how $100 million already set aside in the new North Carolina budget will get spent for repairs and recovery from Hurricane Matthew have received final approval by the General Assembly.

The Senate on Thursday signed off on what the House passed and sent it to Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper for his signature. Those funds are on top of $200 million approved by the legislature last December for Matthew's massive flooding and mountain wildfires.

The federal government also has sent hundreds of millions of dollars, although Cooper and congressional members say much more is needed.

The measure says the $100 million will be used for low-income housing and public housing repairs, stream debris removal and farm repairs. A small portion also can be used for revitalizing pastures damaged by recent drought.