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FEMA aid denied for the East following April storms

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency denied Governor McCrory's request for assistance late Friday afternoon.

McCrory issued the request following the round of severe weather and tornadoes that hit Beaufort, 
Chowan, Pasquotank, and Perquimans counties in late April.

Mary Hudak, with FEMA Region IV, said "after a thorough review of the information , it was determined that the damage is not beyond the capabilities of the State and affected local governments."

Congressman G.K. Butterfield released a statement after calling FEMA 
Administrator Craig Fugate.

"I am outraged that my constituents in eastern North Carolina are being denied urgently needed federal assistance," said Butterfield.  "Hundreds of people have been displaced and need help.  This is a time where families whose lives have been upended by the storm need their government the most."

FEMA says the decision can be appealed within 30 days.
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