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A main water distribution line for the Richmond County water system broke when a 60-inch culvert under Nicholson Road collapsed from flooding during Hurricane Florence. This collapse damaged a significant portion of the road. The NC Department of Transportation (NC DOT) determined that the repair required upgrading the size of the culvert. Due to the narrow space between the road and the top of the culvert, NC DOT required the county to bore under the creek to reconnect the permanent water main. FEMA worked with the county and NC DOT to cover the cost of repairing the road, upgrading the culvert and the materials for the water line replacement, but did not provide funds for the cost of the directional bore underneath the stream for the permanent relocation of the water line. Golden LEAF Hurricane Florence Disaster Recovery Grant Program funds will reimburse the county for the bore work required to repair the water line.
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