PERDUE: 1100 Homes Lost In Hurricane Irene

Governor Beverly Perdue says Hurricane Irene destroyed more than a thousand homes here in Eastern Carolina.

The governor spoke with reporters in Manteo this afternoon. She put a preliminary damage estimate of $70 million.

Perdue says the damage estimate is very preliminary and based only on what officials have seen so far. Officials said the first counties to be considered for federal disaster help will be Dare, Craven, Beaufort, Tyrrell, Carteret, Pamlico and Hyde.

The governor spoke along with the federal secretaries of Homeland Security and Agriculture and Sen. Kay Hagan.

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  • by Brittany Location: Kinston on Aug 31, 2011 at 06:51 PM
    I am very sad to here about the lose of power and water and the damaged homes but in my opinion I would like to see Perdue out on the streets and helping people remove the trees and clean up the all the damage done to their homes. All she's about is getting that vote but you don't see her out there trying to earn it! I haven't lost anything but food due to this storm but I believe the ones that lost everything need help and her and her administration group should put in a hand. I know I would!
  • by BEACHBUM3 on Aug 31, 2011 at 09:43 AM
    inspirations for an idea to be passed along to bev an her corrupt admisntration. she need to take advantage of all of this excess water an use it to flushout all of the corruption from within her adminstration up there in good old raleigh an with in the nc dot an the legisture most especially within the nc house or respresentives an i personaly use the word respresntives very losely for they are only instrested in repsresenting the richest an the most powerful coporate insrets in this state an surely not instrested in repsresenting the instrest of the indivsual taxpayers an citizens of this state thank you
  • by Anonymous on Aug 31, 2011 at 08:00 AM
    I had much rather hear from the insurance commissioner than the governor. She is all about her, and getting your vote. Maybe you should have an id card to get federal or state assistance. does that sound famaliar. An illegal alien is much more likely to get help than a taxpayer from north carolina
  • by homeless Location: dare co on Aug 31, 2011 at 01:59 AM
    You folks who lost the food in your refrigerators, Im sorry however my family of four and many other families have lost everything and would be quite happy if all we had lost was the food in the fridge. I am having to split my family up just so everyone can have a dry bed and a hot shower. To heck with replacing my food I can't afford a motel room or anything else that could get my family back together under one roof. Watching my kids cry because the new school clothes I have gotten them are ruined and all they have left in the world is what they left with ahead of Irene. Shame on you. Im sick of hearing about how someones vacation is ruined or I lost everything in the freezer and how im supposed to be thankful for my life. Of they replace your food before I can get help to get my family back together then I hope you choke on it. Yea I am bitter and you would be to.
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      by Miss Kittie on Aug 31, 2011 at 05:08 AM in reply to homeless
      I feel very bad for you, looks like you have power. We don't and I am using someone eles computer, because I don't have power nor water. And we did loose our food, and part of our house. But the biggest thing we lost was the thought of security we had with family. In the past whenever family needed help no matter if it were a place to stay, food, money to buy cigerettes or what, we were always there to help. Now that we are without power, water, food, and a part of our house we seem to be without family too. People who are our friends have come out and offered us help while our family has only said, "take care." This hurst more than loosing material things, but all in all, I feel very fortunate, more fortunate than some and less fortunate than others. Its not fun being homeless, I have been there.
  • by Lynn Location: Greenville on Aug 30, 2011 at 11:16 PM
    Yes it is horrible that people have lost personal memories and homes. But please don't downplay that majority of pitt county has lost food. yes everyone will have something to say about being on assistance, but I will tell you one thing I don't go and get every dime I can from government. Just what I need as a single mom struggling. So yea you have lost personal things but looking in a hungry teens eyes and saying sorry baby I don't have the money to replace food is not easy either. I don't see where anyone has said it in a horrible way that oh well that sucks about your home but we are more important. They only said what about pitt county. Think about it, are you actually saying during this time for so many that you should get help but not others just because they didn't lose personal belongings? Praying for everyone to continuing to be there for each other.
  • by Santa Claus Location: ENP on Aug 30, 2011 at 10:53 PM
    Bev also needs to learn how to pronounce hurricane. I cringe when I hear her say "hurracun." Yep - and to stop using Irene victims to further her own agenda. Leave the rhetoric behind and either help or leave us alone!!
  • by Wharf Rat Location: Manteo on Aug 30, 2011 at 08:46 PM
    I do not want to hear any lying politician boast about helping us, for votes. Our local EMT`S, Police and anyone else on the ground here are the heroes, not the dirtbags in Raleigh or D.C.,making their wonderful statements on the news. Just wait until you try to get help from FEMA! But as long as the tourists are happy and basnight`s restaurant is busy, I guess everything`s ok.
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      by Anonymous on Aug 31, 2011 at 07:58 AM in reply to Wharf Rat
      well said and the exact truth spoken
  • by Anonymous Location: ENC on Aug 30, 2011 at 07:50 PM
    She needs to get another person to do her make up.....
  • by jerry Location: kinston on Aug 30, 2011 at 07:10 PM
    I think of all the food that was lost but in the end it can be replaced but I know of a couple of people who lost the corn in the fields and one person I know lost 18 curing barns of tobacco plus what he had no been able to harvest, and he is not the only tobacco /cotton farmer whos harvest will not be replaced this year. I am fortunate but it hurts that there is nothing I can do to help
  • by Santa Claus Location: ENP on Aug 30, 2011 at 05:50 PM
    I wish Bev would just go back to her rose colored Raleigh-land and drop the pretentious attitude.
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      by Bad Santa on Aug 30, 2011 at 08:28 PM in reply to Santa Claus
      I wish you would go back to the north pole and crash your sled into an iceberg.
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      by Chuck on Aug 30, 2011 at 10:03 PM in reply to Santa Claus
      Amen To That. Listening to her & Seeing Her on TV Is Driving me insane. Just can't stand watching her on TV & lisening to her whinny voice.She see,s be be all over TV & Websites & Radio these days. Bet Ya if election was not looming yoiu would not hear from her. Politician For Sure. Just wish she would leave us alone.
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