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1 Year Later, Irene Recovery Not Quite Complete

One year ago Hurricane Irene made landfall near Cape Lookout. The Category 1 storm was slow moving and lingered along the North Carolina coast, killing seven people and causing $1.2 billion in damage. Julia Jerema works for North Carolina Emergency Management. She says recovery efforts are not quite complete.

Julia Jerema: There are still communities that are receiving some public assistance funding to help recover and to help get reimbursed for debris removal and emergency measures like law enforcement and first responders and that type of thing. And then there are some communities who are still seeking some funds, you know, if they needed to repair their waste water treatment plant or roads or bridges and that type of thing.

State officials say about 350 families still aren't in their homes. Beaufort, Hyde and Pamlico counties were hardest hit by the storm.

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