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Pender County’s Hurricane Florence After Action Report Complete

To view Pender County’s post regarding the After Action Report click here; To view the completed After Action Report click here.[/lsvr_content_box][lsvr_content_box]

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Acquisition

Pender County Planning and Community Development will host an Acquisition “Buy-out” Workshop for victims of Hurricane Florence. The meeting is set for Jan. 15, 6 – 8 p.m. in the Pender County Commissioner Chambers, 805 S. Walker St. in Burgaw.

To view the meeting, please watch the video below:





[/lsvr_content_box][lsvr_content_box]Pender County Permitting is resuming regular inspection requests. Hurricane Florence related inspections will be a priority.

Hurricane Florence related inspections: 910-259-1524
Regular inspections: 910-270-5006


Department of Environmental Quality

Coastal Management offers Emergency CAMA General Permit for hurricane recovery[/lsvr_content_box]



Debris Cleanup


Call DRC with debris questions at 1-888-721-4372

Storm debris should be divided into 6 categories according to FEMA specifications following Hurricane Florence. To see more in depth information about these divisions, click here.[/lsvr_content_box]

[lsvr_content_box]Pender County Utilities opened the county’s solid waste collection centers Sept. 20 for HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE ONLY. Proof of residency or driver’s license will be required.

Debris from the storm and vegetative matter will not be accepted at the site. The county has hired a debris contractor for collection of those materials.

  • Burgaw Convenience Center, 3088 New Savannah Rd.
  • Shiloh Convenience Center, 19690 US 421
  • Atkinson Convenience Center, 5128 Point Caswell

The following sites opened on Sept. 19 and remain open daily 7am to 7pm (open and closing times may vary slightly):

  • Hampstead Convenience Center/Transfer Station, 250 Transfer Station Road
  • Surf City Convenience Center, 360 J.H. Batts Road
  • Rocky Point Convenience Center, 16232 NC Hwy 210

Further information on other sites will be made available as soon as possible.[/lsvr_content_box]



Helpful Links and Information



Disaster Assistance
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U.S. Department of Agriculture

(USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA)
Emergency Forest Restoration Program
Flood Damaged Agricultural Land Assistance
Livestock Loss Assistance



New Flexibilities for People in the FNS Program
New Flexibilities for People in the WIC Program
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Pender County Environmental Health

Well Testing Contact
Starting Monday, September 24, 2018
Phone: (910) 259-1233[/lsvr_content_box]


FEMA Fact Sheets and News Releases

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Small Business Administration Fact Sheets and News Releases

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Disaster Communications Digest

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Free Well Water Testing Kits Available by Request

FROM NC Disaster Information Center – Sep 21, 2018 06:31 am

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) is offering free well water test kits to citizens that suspect their well has been flooded or otherwise co … Continue Reading


H-2A Provisions – Contract Impossibility

FROM NC Disaster Information Center – Sep 20, 2018 09:41 pm

In the wake of Hurricane Florence, the U.S. Department of Labor – Wage and Hour Division (WHD) stands ready to assist Growers/H-2A Labor Contractor’s (H-2ALC’s) and … Continue Reading


Important Disaster Programs for Pasture-Based Livestock Farmers

FROM NC Disaster Information Center – Sep 20, 2018 02:41 pm

Producers incurring losses of livestock and damage to fences, pastures, hay and feed as a result of Hurricane Florence need to use photos and maps to document the nature and e … Continue Reading


Disaster Declaration County List

FROM NC Disaster Information Center – Sep 20, 2018 11:01 am

At the time of publishing, the NC Department of Public Safety lists the following counties as having been granted a disaster declaration or having a declaration in process. To … Continue Reading


NCFB President Discusses Storm Aftermath, Farmers’ Resilience

FROM Integrated Pest Management – Sep 20, 2018 10:29 am

John Hart | Sep 17, 2018 | Southeast FarmPress Hurricane Florence could not have come at a worse time for North Carolina agriculture. “We are in the middle of harvest seas … Continue Reading


Remember Safety First During Storm Debris Cleanup

FROM Integrated Pest Management – Sep 20, 2018 10:25 am

–Brian R. Haines, N.C. Forest Service | 9/18/2018 RALEIGH, N.C.– Hurricane Florence has resulted in damaged and downed trees and branches. The N.C. Forest Service is encou … Continue Reading


Mass Mortality Composting

FROM Animal Waste Management – Sep 20, 2018 06:32 pm

NCDA&CS is moving forward with mortality management, regardless of FEMA’s assistance. The Department has been diligently working to sign contracts and putting procedur … Continue Reading


Dealing With Storm Damage in the Landscape

FROM Gardening – Sep 20, 2018 07:07 am

Heavy Rains and Strong Winds have resulted in storm damage to trees across the state. Learn how to assess the damage and make decision on what to keep, what to remove now, an … Continue Reading


Flood Damage to Forest Stands

FROM Extension Forestry – Sep 20, 2018 07:43 am

The flooding that has resulted from Hurricane Florence in much of North Carolina may have significant impact on forested land in the state. There are several factors to consid … Continue Reading

[/vc_carousel_son][vc_carousel_son]Visit the Hurricane Florence Daily Digest Archive

More to read:
Soybean Considerations Following Hurricane Florence
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Offers Landowner Assistance
Salvaging Photographs After a Flood
The Effects of Late-Season Storm Damage to Flue-Cured Tobacco
Hurricane Florence Update From NCDA&CS (9/18/18)[/vc_carousel_son][/vc_carousel_father]

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