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Resiliency

Hurricane Florence roared ashore along eastern North Carolina's coast in September 2018 causing catastrophic damage to the Carolinas.  In New Bern alone, the storm is responsible for approximatey $100 million in residential and commercial damages, mostly due to flooding. Since the storm, the City has sought many grants to repair and restore infrastructure, replace city equipment, and improve New Bern's resiliency.  A bold new effort at flood mitigation and resiliency planning began shortly after the storm, and in early 2020 our consultant partners began working on a multi-phase, long term plan that will include significant public input.  Once it is complete, the City hopes this plan will become a model for other coastal communities.  We extend many thanks to the organizations below that are helping the city and our community rebuild.

NC Office of Recovery & Resiliency
Distressed Local Government Program
https://www.rebuild.nc.gov/resiliency
 $328,500


 Resiliency, recovery & mitigation projects 


     
NC Department of Justice
Environmental Enhancement Grant
https://ncdoj.gov/
 $70,000


 Phase 3 of resiliency planning


     
Duke Energy Foundation
Storm Resiliency
https://www.duke-energy.com/Community/Duke-Energy-Foundation
 $15,000




 Resiliency planning




     
Duke Energy Foundation
Local Impact Grant Initiative
(through Swiss Bear) 
 $5,000


 Resiliency planning


     
National Trust for Historic Preservation 
https://savingplaces.org/
 $10,000 

 Resiliency planning

     
Wells Fargo Foundation
(through Swiss Bear)
 $15,000

 Resiliency planning

     
Golden LEAF Foundation 
https://www.goldenleaf.org/
 $34,138

 Replace a New Bern Fire-Rescue swift water rescue boat damaged during hurricane Florence.
     
Golden LEAF Foundation

 $320,000

 Elevate identified electrical boxes & components to prevent future flood  damage and increase system reliability during storm events.
     
Golden LEAF Foundation

 $230,000

 Pipe repair

     
Golden LEAF Foundation

$500,000  Sewer Infrastructure
     
NC Department of Environmental Quality
Coastal Management
https://deq.nc.gov/

 $33,000



Resiliency planning



     
NC Community Foundation
Craven County Affiliate 
https://www.nccommunityfoundation.org/
 $10,000


Resiliency planning