Less than a week after Hurricane Florence battered North Carolina, Governor Roy Cooper announced Thursday evening that he would bring legislators back to Raleigh in special session to address recovery needs.
In a statement issued by his press office, Gov. Cooper said he would be issuing a proclamation requesting legislators to return Tuesday, October 9th.
“As I’ve traveled around the state surveying damage and meeting with people who have lost everything, it’s clear that the destruction in eastern North Carolina is historic,” said Governor Cooper. “Now is the time to come together and begin the work of rebuilding our communities and making families whole.”
Cooper is working with local communities, stakeholders as well as the appropriate state agencies to compile a more detailed legislative appropriations request.
Work is also underway with North Carolina’s congressional delegation to put together the state’s federal assistance request.
On Wednesday, President Donald Trump traveled with Cooper to get a firsthand look at the devastation.