Pamlico County Residents Learn About Options To Prevent More Flooding

By: Dave Jordan/Kelsie Smith
By: Dave Jordan/Kelsie Smith

Residents of Pamlico County whose homes were damaged by flooding during Hurricane Irene may be eligible for assistance if they're looking to raise or sell their home.

State specialists were at the Pamlico County Courthouse Wednesday meeting with residents about their hazard mitigation options.

Through the hazard mitigation grant program eligible homeowners can sell their property at a pre-flood fair market value to the county or they can elevate their homes to county standards.

Mitigation specialists will be at the courthouse again Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Residents have until January 4th to apply. Officials tell us it could take a year to 18 months for homeowners to get the money to raise their homes or for a buy out to be complete.


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  • by Common Sense Location: Higher Ground on Dec 15, 2011 at 05:48 AM
    Move!
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      by PirateFan on Dec 15, 2011 at 10:04 AM in reply to Common Sense
      Move yourself! Preferably out of state!
  • by BOB Location: downeast on Dec 15, 2011 at 04:18 AM
    How do people in Tyrrell Co. get on this!! It's got to be better then what help we are getting now!!! WE HAVE TO PAY FLOOD INSURANCE AND WHAT DO WE GET!!!
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