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New project to help protect NC communities against extreme weather

Officials toured a nature-based infrastructure project in Gastonia that received federally funding to be climate resilient.

GASTONIA, N.C. — North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper joined representatives from the Biden administration and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to make a climate announcement in Gastonia Friday.

Mitch Landrieu, who is a White House senior advisor to the president and infrastructure coordinator, along with FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell, announced "significant funding opportunities that deliver on the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to climate resilience nationwide," FEMA said in a news announcement Thursday ahead of the event. 

The funding is expected to be part of the bipartisan infrastructure bill, which was signed into law in November and provides a trillion dollars to projects.

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The announcement Friday included a "tour of a nature-based infrastructure project in Gastonia that recently received funding for climate resilience."

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Gastonia Mayor Walker Reid was also in attendance.

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