North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper is offering his proposal for what state agencies need soon to respond to the damage and displacement caused by Hurricane Florence last month.
Cooper planned to unveil Wednesday the financial aid package he’s asking the Republican-controlled legislature to approve when it reconvenes early next week.
Legislators unanimously passed last week two Florence-related bills that provided $50 million in matching funds for federal disaster assistance and eased voter registration and school calendar rules in affected areas. Congress also approved an initial disaster aid bill last week that earmarks $1 billion for North Carolina.
Cooper will discuss his funding request while he updates the public about approaching Hurricane Michael and the storm’s potential flooding and power outages.