Eastern Carolina fishermen receive final hurricane relief funding

EASTERN, NC (WITN) - The final round of hurricane assistance checks have now been mailed to fishermen in our state.

Governor Roy Cooper announced Thursday that more financial relief is on its way to commercial fisherman hit hard by Hurricane Florence.

A final group of almost 2,000 checks totaling $450,000 were mailed Thursday.

The checks complete distribution of an $11.6 Million package of Hurricane Florence relief efforts for commercial fisherman and shellfish harvesters that Cooper signed into law back in December.

In all, checks were written to fisherman in 39 counties.