Hurricane Florence Disaster Response
The Division of Soil and Water Conservation has been asked to develop a financial needs assessment for watershed damage caused by Hurricane Florence. Specifically, we need districts to provide estimates for watershed recovery measures that are needed resulting from the Hurricane and subsequent flooding. This information will be used to show support for funding from NRCS's Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP) and other federal and state disaster response programs.
The Division has created 3 Formsite surveys to collect the requested information. Please complete these forms ASAP and continue to add to them as needed:
- Florence – Watershed Recovery Needs – Use to report estimates to remove stream debris and repair damages to streams and adjacent lands, including drainage/stormwater management infrastructure and agricultural conservation practices
- Florence – Non-Field Farm Road Repair Needs – Use to report location-specific needs for repairs to farm roads damaged by Hurricane Florence
- Florence – Agricultural Pond Repair Needs – Use to report location-specific needs for repairs to ponds used for agricultural purposes damaged by Hurricane Florence
The Division realizes estimates will be very rough at this point, but this type of data does not currently exist, and districts are in the best position to formulate a ballpark cost. Thank you for your help. Hopefully this initial effort will help to bring in much needed resources for the storm impacted area.