PAMLICO COUNTY: Restaurants Ordered To Stop Serving Food

Because of possible contaminated water, Pamlico County's health director has ordered all restaurants and food service establishments to immediately stop serving food.

The county says this order remains until further notice.

Other water customers are under a mandatory boil water advisory and mandatory water conservation orders. They are working on getting bottled water and food to the fire departments by this evening.

The county says most of its 13,000 residents and businesses remain without power.


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  • by spc. gilligan on Sep 5, 2011 at 09:07 AM
    My heart goes out to all the folks of pamilico county, I have never seen such destruction on this level...people who have lost everything that took them 40yrs or more to build their life now gone.
  • by Anonymous Location: pamlico co on Aug 30, 2011 at 08:46 AM
    When you get 3 feet of water in your home, then comment on how being prepared worked for you. A little compassion not advice. Some people have no home to "sponge bathe or grill food" in. Thank God for your blessings as we are and help.
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      by Debbie on Aug 30, 2011 at 07:04 PM in reply to
      You are so right.The arrogance and lack of compassion is astounding and un-American. Things will get better.You do not kick a person when she is down.
  • by Anonymous Location: Williamston, NC on Aug 30, 2011 at 07:40 AM
    Not everyone has the cash, transportation, food and things or family required to make that trip with children, even to a shelter if that's your next option.
  • by ERRN Location: Ahoskie on Aug 30, 2011 at 04:57 AM
    For over 2 weeks we in ENC were told to prepare for a hurricaine. Have water, non-perishable food ect.. Then, those in danger areas were told to evacuate! If you didn't heed this advice, don't blame FEMA or Bev or the Red Cross, find a mirror and ask yourself what YOU are responsible for. I cooked my food on the grill and took sponge baths, after I cleaned up the damage to my home....
  • by Next Headline on Aug 30, 2011 at 12:33 AM
    No New Food related illnesses reported in Pamlico County in 2 weeks (a new record)
  • by Debbie Location: Greenville on Aug 29, 2011 at 11:09 PM
    No help received from state or federal government? This seems to be smaller government that the people are demanding? Governor Perdue has my vote.Again.
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      by I Fought the Law on Aug 30, 2011 at 03:30 AM in reply to Debbie
      Sorry Debbie but the "handouts" have to stop at some point. You and so many others think "the government" being "the taxpayers" should take care of you at every turn and at any cost and that just isn't so. If you have a home and it has been damaged by the storm call your insurance company. If you're in need of food/water get on the phone and call a food bank or the Red Cross. If you need medical attention the hospital. Good luck and just remember that it will get better.
  • by Alison Location: Havelock on Aug 29, 2011 at 06:29 PM
    My sister lives in Vandemere. Her house is in 3 feet of water. They have children. There is no help there. They have lost everything. Where is the help?
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      by Get Out! on Aug 30, 2011 at 12:31 AM in reply to Alison
      I'm in a hotel. All comfy & safe. Why didn't your sister get out before the storm? Doesn't she care aboout her children? Or is she slow?
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        by Compassion8 on Aug 31, 2011 at 03:24 AM in reply to Get Out!
        She didn't say her sister "didn't" leave. She said, "her house is in 3 feet of water...no help there" Maybe YOU are s l o w and should reread her post.
  • by DCredneck Location: Pamlico County on Aug 29, 2011 at 02:05 PM
    Enough about Atlantic Beach and the tourists. I'm missing half of the roof on my house, my pickup truck is buried under an oak tree and I can't even let my dogs out to play because the fence has a pecan tree laying on it...but I haven't heard anything from the Red Cross or FEMA. I'll bet if I was from New York and had a damaged house at the beach I'd have some help by now...
  • by Michael on Aug 29, 2011 at 01:58 PM
    i understand and sympathize with your pain island girl but picking on vacationers is not the answer. if not for them there would be no money to build restaurants and hotels that employ the local people,which in turn brings more amenities to the area.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Aug 29, 2011 at 12:27 PM
    The new law requires restarants to throw food away after 12 hours without refrigeration. It doesn't factor into whether the refrigerator maintained the temperature OK or not. The inspectors destroy the meat and pour chlorox on it. I see something wrong with this that is meant to "protect" us. Seems the state didn't factor into a good refrigeration device in the law....
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