Lunenburg eligible for funds from Florence

Published 11:47 am Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Lunenburg County is now eligible for federal public assistance funding to reimburse for response costs and damages related to Hurricane Florence, which occurred in September. The funding, according to the Governor’s Office in a recent news release is set to provide reimbursement for up to 75 percent of local and state costs incurred as the Commonwealth prepared for and responded to the storm.

Lunenburg is among 32 localities that have been made eligible for Hurricane Florence public assistance, 17 of which were just announced Thursday.

The localities eligible for assistance also include Nottoway, Mecklenburg, Danville and Halifax.

Funding may include, according to the release, payment of not less than 75 percent of the eligible costs for debris removal and emergency protective measures taken to save lives and protect property and public health; payment of not less than 75 percent of the eligible costs for repairing or replacing damaged public facilities, such as roads, bridges, utilities, buildings, schools, recreational areas and similar publicly owned property, as well as certain private nonprofit organizations engaged in community service activities and payment of not more than 75 percent of the approved costs for hazard mitigation projects undertaken by the Commonwealth, tribal, and local governments to prevent or reduce long-term risk to life and property from natural disasters.