9 More NC Counties Eligible For Irene Help

Gov. Beverly Perdue says two more North Carolina counties are eligible for individual assistance to recover from damage caused by Hurricane Irene, while seven more are eligible for public assistance.

Perdue said Saturday that families and business owners in Wayne and Pender counties can seek low-interest grants or loans to help them recover from Irene. That means 35 counties are now eligible for individual assistance.

Seven more counties are eligible for public assistance: Gates, Hertford, Johnston, Northampton, Sampson, Warren and Washington. That means 36 counties are eligible for help covering the costs of storm response, debris removal and infrastructure repairs.

Earlier Saturday, Perdue said farmers in 42 counties are eligible for federal disaster assistance. The U.S. Agriculture Department is providing Farm Service Agency emergency loan assistance to those farmers.


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  • by ME on Sep 11, 2011 at 09:58 AM
    My daugther and her husband had alot of damage yes they have homeower ins. but they got alot of water in the house not in a flood zone they have 4 children they are staying in that home which im sure there is mold but what im getting at is fema deined them help of any kind so go fema all yall do is talk around here if you cant talk the talk leave
  • by jd Location: enc on Sep 11, 2011 at 07:32 AM
    Glad Gov. is still adding counties so these people can get help. however it is a shame that it has took this long for her to consider all these counties.
  • by Registered Nurse Location: Plymouth on Sep 11, 2011 at 04:54 AM
    Thank you, Gov Perdue, for adding Washington County to the list of counties eligible to receive public assistance. We had extensive damage throughout our county and the monies are greatly needed for cleanup of storm debris and repair of flooded infrastructure.
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