Pitt County FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Opens

Pitt and Greene County residents have one day left to visit their local FEMA Disaster Recovery Center.

The FEMA center that opened Tuesday in Farmville is closing on Saturday at 5 p.m. The Snow Hill location in Greene County will close at the same time, but it will transition to a small business administration disaster outreach center that will be open all next week.

Residents affected by April's tornadoes can visit the centers to apply for federal aid.

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Pitt County now has it's own FEMA Disaster Recovery Center where residents affected by April's tornadoes can apply for federal aid.

The Farmville location opened Tuesday morning inside the Farmville Community Center at 3886 South Main Street. Residents trying to rebuild or in need of assistance can meet with FEMA representatives and apply for aid or a Small Business Administration Loan.

While it's been three weeks since the tornado, residents are still cleaning up and fixing up their homes in the Farmville area, but didn't get a FEMA Disaster Recovery Center until Tuesday.

"When it comes to where disaster recovery centers will be set up, that decision is made by the state of NC. They're the ones to ask FEMA to come in. The state of NC is responsible where these particular centers will set up and where these particular centers will go," said Patricia Whitt with FEMA.

"The center is very convenient, it's right up the street from my house. All I had to do is drive up and in and out," said Angelia Jones.

The center opens from 8am until 7pm through Friday and from 8am until noon on Saturday.

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