Congress allocates Bertie County $6 million for storm relief

BERTIE Co., N.C. – Congress has awarded Bertie County and the town of Winsor $6 million.

The money was allocated by the federal government to help the area recover from damage caused by Hurricane Matthew and other severe storms.

Bertie County officials say the project is still being reviewed by FEMA and that an environmental review process is still underway.

The amount of major storms and natural disasters in the U.S. has pushed progress back for FEMA to help Bertie County and other places across the nation.

While there is no set time frame, officials are hoping that work can get started in 2018.

More information to come.

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