In addition to the design and construction of a new levee in Princeville, the US Army Corps of Engineers announced that it will direct $281.5 million to complete two significant resiliency projects in eastern North Carolina.
"These substantial investments by the Army Corps of Engineers will help make North Carolina safer and more resilient against future storms. North Carolinians have been hit hard by recent storms, and I appreciate the efforts of our federal partners as we work to rebuild smarter and stronger than ever,"
said Governor Cooper.
The Army Corps of Engineers will construct two flood and storm damage reduction projects, one in Surf City and North Topsail Beach and another in Carteret County. The projects are in addition to last week's announcement of $39.6 million for design and construction of a new levee in Princeville.
To learn more about funding announcements, visit https://www.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Budget/
under "Supplemental Appropriations for Disasters 2019."
- Contact: Ford Porter