Some Farmville residents are praising the efforts of those who lended a helping hand during and after the storm.
The local McDonald's restaurant flies an American flag at half-staff outside to honor the victims who died during the storm. Inside on Saturday, storm survivors who lost their electricity, used the restaurant's power for cell phones to contact loved ones. Betty-Jean Joyner had several trees collapse all around her home, and a christian men's organization out of Grifton cut down all the fallen pine trees for free.
"I really appreciate them what they did, and Itold them yesterday that I really thank them, because they didn't know me, and they didn't have to come here and bring the equipment and cut these trees down and put that all out there. They didn't have to do it, but it was the goodness of their hearts," said Joyner
Farmville is the only community in Pitt County with substantial damage.