Flood Victims Head To Disaster Recovery Centers For Help

It’s been almost a month, but many families in the East are still fixing damaged houses and businesses from heavy flooding. There are many FEMA disaster recovery centers that have opened up in the East to help the flooding victims.

Recently one opened in Jones County at the Jones County Civic Center. Mark Robison was there on Sunday. He says, “we had almost five feet of water come into the downstairs level of our home and for two straight nights we moved furniture.” He came to the FEMA officials hoping to get some help with applying for a grant that will have pay for some of the damage.

At the center FEMA and SBA officials are on hand to assist flood victims applying for grants, temporary housing, and home repairs. The center plans to be open as long as they are needed.

FEMA representative, Patricia Whitt says, “"It's important that anyone applying bring as much information as possible- their social security, any insurance papers, and specific information about the damage they may have received."

Whitt says around 89 people have applied for help in Jones County so far and in all 10 counties in the east 1,800 have registered for help.


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  • by No different on Oct 25, 2010 at 10:38 AM
    I worked as a vol during both the flood here in 1999 and Catrina in La. What I saw was a lot of folks who were never even effected by water of any kind, getting assistance. If they were black, the government went out of their way to give them money, food, and shelter. Many of those people had all of that and then some. An example: there was a woman in Pitt County, that never had a drop of water on her property, but she went everywhere they gave away something, she filled a storage building (12x12) from fromt to back, from the floor to the ceiling with can goods. Other parishables she would give away and even had a family reunion using the items she picked up. In La, I saw simular instances where people who were not effected gitting assistance they didn't need based not on where they lived but on their ethnicity. Many on the top floors of the projects, received assistance and NEVER had any damage to property. they received it due to political poop.
  • by Russ Location: Henderson on Oct 25, 2010 at 05:19 AM
    You mean you don't have home insurance either?
  • by to tim Location: Windsor on Oct 25, 2010 at 03:09 AM
    Amen~~~I agree totally!!
  • by Tim Location: La Grange on Oct 24, 2010 at 05:33 PM
    FEMA- Fix Everything My A--.
  • by bbb Location: nc on Oct 24, 2010 at 04:59 PM
    Give me dat,and give it to me now..
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