Electric company reimbursed millions after Hurricane Florence

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JACKSONVILLE, NC (WITN) - An electric company is being reimbursed millions of dollars after it was damaged during Hurricane Florence.

FEMA has approved more than $9.5 million to reimburse the Jones-Onslow Electric Membership Corporation in Jacksonville.

The company provides electricity to people in Craven, Duplin, Jones, Lenoir, Onslow and Pender counties, which were included in the presidential disaster declaration after the storm.

Utility poles, lines and transformers were damaged by high winds, rain and flooding in the storm.