Patience is wearing thin among the hundreds of thousands of people up and down the East Coast still waiting for the electricity to come back on after Hurricane Irene knocked out the power last weekend.
Governor Perdue visited a tobacco farm Thursday to have a look. She also signed an executive order to make it easier for state crews to remove storm debris from farms and for farmers to burn storm-related trash.
Gov. Beverly Perdue got the news during a briefing Wednesday at the state's emergency response coordination center in Kinston. She said she agrees the damage is too severe for visitors to be accommodated.