Gov. Perdue: Never seen anything like storm toll

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Submitted: Mon, 04/18/2011 - 1:20pm
Updated: Mon, 04/18/2011 - 2:53pm

SANFORD, NC (AP) — Gov. Bev Perdue says she’s never seen anything like the destruction caused by a storm system that claimed at least 21 lives statewide.

Perdue said Monday morning on NBC’s “Today” show that search-and-rescue teams are still working all over the eastern part of the state. She says the storms appear to have treated homes as if they were paper doll houses.

Federal Emergency Management Agency teams will be in the state assessing damage this week. Thousands of acres of agricultural land also have been devastated. Perdue plans to talk with officials at the US Department of Agriculture about what aid might be available.

Perdue planned to continue visiting areas damaged by Saturday’s tornadoes.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


  • Guest321 says:

    One major problem with that idea…..with a shallow water table like the one in Wilmington, you could not do that. It would be a constant fight with water getting in.

  • Guest228 says:

    I think it should be mandatory to start building houses with basements and for mobile homes parks, basement shelters should be built for those residents

  • Commonsensenotcommontoday says:

    The government is ALWAYS the answer to everything, right?

    Let’s see….forcing every new home to have a basement and every mobile home park to have a shelter… many BILLIONS would that cost? All for storms that come along how often?

    BTW, basements East of the Sanhills flood regularly. Do a really good job of sealing them and the house can actually float off its footings and rise a few feet.

    Acts of nature kill people. Accept it, live with it, get over it.

  • Guest461 says:

    Get ready, the insurance thieves have new ammo for another increase! We had a storm….

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