Beaufort County: Food And Water Heading To Storm Victims

Beaufort County south side residents will soon see more relief efforts.

Interim Manager, Jim Chrisman, says the Red Cross and Salvation Army are serving hot meals to those hardest hit.

National Guard members also are handing out Ready to Eat meals and bottled water to residents.

Chrisman says they're working on providing staging areas to provide further aid to residents throughout the county. That information will be announced at a later time.

He says if there are any individuals who need of services, they should call their Emergency Operations Center at 252-946-2046.


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  • by Yvonne Location: Edgecombe County on Aug 30, 2011 at 09:20 AM
    I would love to have some help . My car flooded and I have no way to get there.
  • by Anonymous Location: Belhaven on Aug 30, 2011 at 05:22 AM
    Yeah... How 'bout that? Bev is making sure her rentals are up and running... Bassnight's restaurant making money... Does Kay Hagan have a $ interest there? I bet she does.. She is one of the 5th richest Senators... Screw the overheated, sick, hungry elderly and displaced families. No information, no help, no hope. But if you have a underpaying job (part time too so you don't get benefits) you better get to work to keep those big bucks coming in. This disaster proves yet again the need to rebuild our infrastructure. But that doesn't keep the record breaking profits coming in to private business (or does it?) Every other civilized country is reinvesting in their infrastructure EXCEPT the U.S. Renewable/sustainable energy, mass transit, roads, utilities.. Japan spends NINE PERCENT of it's entire budget rebuilding their infrastructure (and not just because of the earthquake/sunami), Germany and many many more. We need to take back our country from the rich and powerful - they clearly don't care about Americans (except to exploit them).
  • by Charlie on Aug 30, 2011 at 05:19 AM
    Where can you get free ice in Beaufort County? Still no power and because I live down a small isolated road we will not get any soon I am afraid. Got what looks to be jumper cables on the line now and was told there was something wrong with the line but I can not find any problem. TYPED and work - for all you who wonder how I did this. I also can do it on my Kindle, which is how we kept up with the news during the storm.
  • by Anonymous Location: washington on Aug 29, 2011 at 07:54 PM
    The Old Fort community in Washington has been without electricity for the past 3 days. Please do not forget about them as you dristribute food and water to the most needed. They can really use a hot meal and a nice cold drink as they wait patiently for to have their electricity restored.
  • by Anonymous Location: washington on Aug 29, 2011 at 07:54 PM
    The Old Fort community in Washington has been without electricity for the past 3 days. Please do not forget about them as you dristribute food and water to the most needed. They can really use a hot meal and a nice cold drink as they wait patiently for to have their electricity restored.
  • by Brandy Location: Greenvillle on Aug 29, 2011 at 07:01 PM
    The people of South Creek need help for sure 6 homes were completely distroyed. A lot of elderly people live there and are in need.
  • by Disappointed Location: Belhaven on Aug 29, 2011 at 06:31 PM
    have not seem any in the sidney or pamilco beach, I don'tknow of any on this side of the county
  • by Mark C Location: East of Bath on Aug 29, 2011 at 05:23 PM
    I live on the north shore of the Pamlico River, and this was the highest storm surge we've received since Donna in 1960. (I wasn't around for Hazel.) Not only was the water incredibly high, but the wind howled out of the North for 6-8 hours, pounding the south side of the Pamlico and Neuse Rivers. The damage must be incredible. Three houses that used to be on Hickory Point now seem to be gone. When the wind switched around out of the West and started blowing all that water out of the rivers and back across the Sound, it struck the backside of the outer banks with a fury most people can't imagine. While Jim Cantore was spending a breezy day in New York, he could've been on the back side of Hatteras Island, watching the breathtaking power of giant whitecaps, piled atop one another, as they raced to shore and ripped the island apart. Most people think these new inlets come from the ocean surge. More often, it's the river/sound water trying to get back to the ocean. Just unimaginable force
  • by Robin Location: Belhaven on Aug 29, 2011 at 05:03 PM
    I'm glad the people who need help will get it...however, yesterday, I called wondering if anyone was coming into town with ice because all stores were closed and still no electricity was working, the police phones were down and the town municipal offices closed... I called Beaufort County Emergency number and was told that no services were coming... also told to call red cross.. They told me to drive thirty miles to Washington (as though that is the only location in Beaufort County) to get water and ice.... 30 MILES!!! Nice job, emergency management.. And Bev Perdue obviously got it wrong when she said the State was "ready." More Blah, Blah, Blah... HEY PPL in Charge for BEAUFORT COUNTY... There is more to the county than Washington!!!
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      by Wharf Rat on Aug 29, 2011 at 07:50 PM in reply to Robin
      But don`t worry, the obx is ready for tourists!
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      by anonymous on Aug 29, 2011 at 10:38 PM in reply to Robin
      Water was given out at the sports center on Hwy 33 in chocowinity Monday, Aurora was fed a hot meal by The Salvation Army Sunday nite and twice on Monday at the Piggley Wiggley,,hot meals were served at Harris Acres off of hwy 17 sunday afternoon and Monday afternoon, 9th street housing project was fed sunday/monday,
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