McCrory calls for special legislative session to address Hurricane Matthew disaster funding

KINSTON, N.C. (WNCN) – Gov. Pat McCrory has called for a special legislative session to address disaster funding in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.

McCrory made the request during the fifth and final meeting of the Hurricane Matthew Recovery Committee in Lenoir County Friday.

McCrory requested the special session to occur December 13.

“Now that we have received input directly from the communities most impacted by Hurricane Matthew, I am officially requesting that the legislature convene for a special session to address these important needs as quickly as possible,” said McCrory. “I want to thank the communities for their feedback and the members of the committee for their tireless work to help North Carolina recover. While this is the final regional meeting, our work the help those in need is far from complete.”

Thursday, McCrory said he signed Executive Order No. 117, which will allow for the expedited movement of manufactured housing for those forced from their homes by Hurricane Matthew.

CBS North Carolina will update this story as more information becomes available.

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