Gov. Pat McCrory on Thursday signed a $200 million disaster recovery bill into law at the Executive Mansion in Raleigh.
The measure isn’t expected to be the last work on disaster recovery. October’s Hurricane Matthew caused an estimated $2 billion in damage in eastern counties. November wildfires in the western part of the state were less deadly but destroyed forest land and required thousands of hours of firefighters’ time.
At least one more separate disaster recovery bill will be developed next year, lawmakers said this week, adding that the current bill represents a best estimate of what is needed until then.