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Emergency Funds Unspent Two Years After Hurricane Floyd

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RALEIGH — More than a million dollars donated almosttwo years ago to help the victims of Hurricane Floyd is stillsitting in a government account.

The million is left from the nearly $20 millionin contributions then-Governor Hunt solicited for the NorthCarolina Hurricane Floyd Disaster Relief Fund. It was part of thefunds shifted last year to create a government housing program,even though counties in the flood area still needed the money.

As of Thursday, about $350,000 of the nearlymillion and a half dollars that had been shifted had actually beenspent.

James Morrison, president of United Way of North Carolina, saysthe governor was adamant about distributing the money and he'sunhappy that it hasn't gotten out.

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