Lee County Government (LCG) Emergency Services has received a $30,000 Storm Resiliency Grant from the Duke Energy Foundation.  The grant award will support the department’s efforts to expand County resources and capabilities in support of water rescue services.

“Emergency Services responds to water rescue service calls across the region, not just Lee County,” said Shane Seagroves, Director of LCG Emergency Services.  “The Duke Energy Foundation grant will allow our department to provide additional staff training and upgrade and purchase costly safety devices and equipment that will improve our emergency response for water rescues on our area waterways and during flood situations.”

The Duke Energy Foundation offered the one-time-only opportunity for Storm Resiliency Grants following a year of record-setting weather events including tornadoes, flooding, ice storms and hurricanes throughout North Carolina.  The grants are intended to help increase community resiliency to major weather events through advanced preparation and planning. 

Indira Everett, Government and Community Relations District Manager for Duke Energy attended the Board of Commissioners meeting on Monday, September 16, 2019 to present the ceremonial check to Shane Seagroves, Director of Emergency Services.

For additional information, please contact LCG Emergency Services at (919) 718-4670.

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Photo 1 – Indira Everett presents ceremonial check to Shane Seagroves
Photo 2 – Duke Energy check presentation at the Lee County Board of Commissioners Meeting