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Disaster Recovery Legislation Imposes Building Permit and Inspection Fee Moratorium Effective NOW

October 18, 2018

By a unanimous vote in both chambers on Monday evening (October 15th), the General Assembly quickly approved and Governor Cooper signed legislation appropriating almost four hundred million dollars in disaster relief for communities and individuals impacted by Hurricane Florence.  The full text of S … Continued

Local Government Financial Resilience and Preparation Before a Natural Disaster

November 28, 2017

This year’s U.S. Atlantic hurricane season is officially the most expensive ever, amounting to $202.6 billion in damages across the Atlantic basin. This record-breaking hurricane season brought some of the most catastrophic storms in recent memory. As Hurricane Katrina reshaped New Orleans in 2005, … Continued

An Information Tool for Post-Disaster Economic Recovery

September 6, 2011

Jonathan Morgan is a School of Government faculty member. North Carolina’s recent experience with Hurricane Irene focuses attention on the difficult challenge of rebuilding a local economy in the aftermath of a major natural disaster.  There has been no shortage of disasters–natural and man-made–t … Continued