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.