Cleaning Up In Martin County

Residents in Martin county are dealing with plenty of devastation from Hurricane Irene.

In Robersonville power is still out for many. With traffic lights not working that's causing some accidents as well.

Dominion Power tells WITN that 31% of its Martin County customers remain without power Tuesday. That is 3,172 customers total.

Thankfully no one was seriously injured in one accident we saw there Tuesday.

Several streets still have trees down on them.

People have been out since after Irene left the area working to clear what they can.

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  • by Bob Location: Flat Swamp on Aug 31, 2011 at 07:06 PM
    The Anges lived for thousands of years without electricity, running water or roofs. They can do it again. They're durable!
  • by anon Location: Martin Co. on Aug 31, 2011 at 05:50 PM
    still do not have running water or electric on our road in Jamesville. Not sure why we have school tomorrow when we are still out. Beaufort co and Washington co are still out. Don't want the kids behind, but would be nice to send them after good nights rest, hot meal, and warm shower.
  • by Brown Location: Oak City on Aug 31, 2011 at 02:30 PM
    I have not had food or water since 1983 and now I want some. I will call FEMA and have some delivered to me in Martin County, the red-headed stepchild of eastern NC. Only newsworthy when it is controversy with schools and fire departments.
  • by Truth Location: martin co on Aug 31, 2011 at 02:18 PM
    The news people , care more about the BIG MARKETs,,the places from which their ad dollars come from,,they could give a rip about Martin< bertie, herford co,,their is no money there,,only Butterfinger
  • by SICK AND TIRED Location: ANYWHERE on Aug 31, 2011 at 02:02 PM
  • by Jamesville Location: Jamesville on Aug 31, 2011 at 01:34 PM
    Im really not focuses on which county gets the most attention. I know that we have been without lights for the 5th day and we have a huge hole in our roof. We can do with out lights and have been doing without lights. We currently have to toss all the food we have away because it has gone bad. Yes these things can be replaced and Im happy that we all are alive. All Im asking for is for the lights to be turned on so that we can rebuild and have a normal life. Everyone has suffered whose to say which county suffered the most. Just Pray and help everyone thats in need right now. After the 5th day I have been going to work everyday yet coming home to darkness and not even a bite to eat. I have spent 200 just in the last couple of days making sure that my family has food and water to drink. Just be mindful of the insenistive things you say.. GodSpeed
  • by Anne Location: Edgecombe county on Aug 31, 2011 at 10:35 AM
    I'm appalled @ "Appalled" for your lack of compassion. No electricity is not the worst that can happen, but after days of no power it can maybe seem like it. Why not try living in their shoes b/f attacking. Did you lose electricity, if so, you probably had a generator or was on the list to have your needs taken care of first. No, Martin county was not on the list and a few others that probably could have been there were missing. Compassion not condemnation during this time please.
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      by Appalled on Aug 31, 2011 at 11:18 AM in reply to Anne
      I am so glad that you asked, Anne. I have lived in their shoes. I DID lose power for SEVERAL days and no ma'am, I did NOT have a generator. What I did have was a radio that I bought batteries for before the storm. (Thanks WITN for letting me know how serious this storm was way ahead of time)I heard about the people who no longer had homes, who lost loved ones, and countless other traumatic situations. I sat in my home, scared and sweating....being thankful that I had my home, my family, and my life. I thought about all of the children in our state who were terrified because of the conditions around them. I rejoiced in the fact that my children were dry and safe. Now I suggest to you and all your "Partners in Whine" that you stop already with the complaining and get on with your lives the best you can. Perhaps you should look around and lend a hand to someone who needs it. It might make you feel better!!
  • by What does that matter Location: Greenville on Aug 31, 2011 at 09:56 AM
    You should all know by now, if it's not gossip spreading lies WITN isn't telling it !!!! See first they have to make sure it's worthy of bringing families and individuals down instead of keeping them together!
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      by Anonymous on Aug 31, 2011 at 01:25 PM in reply to What does that matter
      Gez...Build a bridge and get over it. Lets see you report the news. I'm sure that WITN can learn from your vast experience at reporting news.
  • by Beachbum3 on Aug 31, 2011 at 09:06 AM
    Just curious : you are certainly right in your assement of the coverage that with give to the north eastern parts of this state for their coverage of thing happeniong in the northeastern country are hardly ever never covered in their news coverage. it appears to me that they are only an mainly concerned with the coverage areas of the southeastern quadrant of the state . perhaps that is the case because the governor lives in that quadrant of the state if an when she is at home in the new bern area. the taxpayers of this state would be a hold lot better off is she would permeantly reside back in new bern , nc if you ask mefor the longer she is out of the states capitol the better of the citizen of this state fare thank you
  • by Karen on Aug 31, 2011 at 08:50 AM
    Martin county was under a curfew and fema was in williamston and bear grass that I know of.
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