Pamlico County Requests FEMA Trailers

Pamlico County commissioners voted to seek an influx of FEMA trailers for temporary housing after Hurricane Irene caused severe flooding for many homes.

According to the New Bern Sun Journal, Pamlico County does not have much available for its residents in terms of rental properties or temporary housing.

There are still more than a dozen families seeking shelter at Pamlico Community College after being misplaced during the storm.


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  • by Aimee Rowe Location: Lowland on Sep 15, 2011 at 11:10 AM
    I am a victim of Hurrican Irene in Lowland, NC. I think reality set in when the school officals came by to check on my 2 sons. They are now considered homeless. That hit us hard. I'm sure there are lots of people who need homes to rent. For us, a small camper with a bathroom and place to rest would be nice. We could certainly make a FEMA CAMPER a home for now. Today, as the demolition continues....Jennifer and Melissa from Kay Hagen's office made a visit to our home. They were in shock to how bad it really looks in the interior of our home. You can talk and look from the outside but until you step foot into someone's home, who has lost EVERYTHING. You really don't have a clue. With that being said, I am thankful for what we do have and the people who just show up to help. Lowland and Hobucken residents are suffering!
  • by tug on Sep 8, 2011 at 09:46 AM
    I have a friend who was looking for another place before Irene. She found one near Oriental for 800 a month but then Irene came before anything official was done. A lot of the hardest hit people can't afford that. When she called the landlord back last week, the rent had miraculously gone to 2000 a month. Housing in the county is limited at best, now throw in possibly thousands of people that are homeless, where are they going to live? Their houses are destroyed and unlivable. Many can be fixed but it will take months or up to a year. Not a fan of FEMA at all, but this is one area they can and should help.
  • by Vicki Location: From Pamlico County on Sep 8, 2011 at 06:25 AM
    Funny you would say that anonymously. Have you offered YOUR place to any of these displaced residents? I am from Goose Creek Island and let me tell you something, all those people lost everything! not to mention people in Mesic and Vandemere. Believe me...none of them...I REPEAT NONE OF THEM asked to be displaced by this hurricane. NONE OF THEM wanted to see all their belongings sitting on the side of the highway, soaked with disgusting, filthy storm water. So you can take that comment and shove it!! And I can only hope that something similar happens to you and you have a small taste of what they're going through. Pamlico doesn't even come close to having enough places to rent for all the displaced residents.
  • by anonymous Location: pamlico county on Sep 8, 2011 at 05:17 AM
    this is a case of some just looking for the freebe. there are many places available and suitable for rent in this county.
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      by Rolo on Sep 8, 2011 at 06:26 AM in reply to anonymous
      spot on
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        by tug on Sep 8, 2011 at 09:49 AM in reply to Rolo
        by your statement, you obviously haven't looked for rental housing in Pamlico county lately have you? Outside of Oriental, which most natives can't afford, rental housing is almost nonexistent.
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      by Tarboro on Sep 8, 2011 at 09:49 AM in reply to anonymous
      Have you seen the destruction at Pamlico Beach? It is not a touristy area. No one rents out their home. No motels. So where are they suppose to sleep? I lived through Floyd. A FEMA trailer is not worth loosing all of your possessions.
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