Final cost for Hurricane Arthur in Dare County: $115,038

Posted at 7:06 PM, Nov 06, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-06 19:06:03-05

Dare County, N.C (WTKR) - Dare County now knows just how much Hurricane Arthur cost when the storm hit this past July: $115,038.

In a cost report, Dare County writes "Hurricane Arthur represents the type of hurricane that bears the most financial risk to the County."

That's because the costs didn't reach to the minimum level required to receive state or federal financial assistance.

"All of those dollars come out of a local budget, there's no place to recoup those," County Manager Bobby Outten told NewsChannel 3's Todd Corillo Thursday.

The final expenses from Hurricane Arthur included $34,894 for debris removal and $54,984 in overtime.

Outten says that included overtime for county staff to man the Emergency Operations Center as well as for emergency responders.

"We have to station them on the other side of where we would anticipate breaches for example. So they are there - a lot of times we can't move them off, we can't change shifts."

The costs for Hurricane Arthur will be covered by the Dare County Disaster Recovery Fund.

"It's a lot of money. We don't ever want to spend that much money if we don't have to, but we do plan for it. We were anticipating at some point having to do that," Outten explained.