Published: 2012-01-10 18:02:00
Updated: 2012-01-10 18:04:43
Posted January 10, 2012
The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday issued disaster declarations for 35 counties that saw damage from two major weather systems in 2011.
Sen. Kay Hagan's office said that U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack waited "until further information was available on total damages and production losses."
The losses recognized Tuesday were from tornadoes that raked across North Carolina in April and the flooding and wind damage done by Hurricane Irene in September. Some counties qualified for aid from both events.
In each case, residents or business owners can qualify for two programs that offer financial assistance in replacing damaged equipment or property and paying production costs, debt and living expenses.
The counties eligible for aid from tornado damage are: Bladen, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Johnston, Moore, Nash, Robeson, Sampson, Wake, Wayne and Wilson.
The counties eligible for aid from Hurricane Irene damage are: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chatham, Columbus,Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Gates, Granville, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Tyrrell, Vance, Wake, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Wilson.