Perdue asks for more federal help; New Hanover not on list

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Submitted: Thu, 09/01/2011 - 2:13pm
Updated: Thu, 09/01/2011 - 2:18pm

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Gov. Bev Perdue has asked FEMA to add counties to its disaster declaration request for recovery, including derbis removal, after Hurricane Irene. The list includes several counties in our area, including Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, Onslow and Pender.

New Hanover County was not on the list, meaning it is unlikely the county will get federal help with debris clean-up.

The governor said she is moving aggressively to make sure families, businesses and communities receive the assistance they need to help recover from the storm,

President Obama approved the first request on Wednesday for counties in northeastern North Carolina.


  • Guest says:

    So……….. what are we to do with the debris from the storm. Should we be calling someone?

  • GuestLee says:

    You can burn it, haul it off to the landfill (they will accept it for a fee), or you can contact someone to haul it off for you (again, for a fee).

    The County Comissioners don’t care what you do with it (except for Jason Thompson who would like for you to use his company, Diversified Biomass, and pay him a fee to dispose of it).

    Martin Luther King, Jr., said, “The time is always right to do what is right.” I guess the County Commissioners don’t agree with that statement. Oh, and if you want to complain, don’t contact them… they don’t want to hear it.

  • Guest7969 says:

    should be either renting a trailer or finding a friend with a trailer…took mine to Wilmington Materials yesterday, $20…stop waiting for government!

  • Guest of the Week says:

    Every house on our street has yard debris piled up at curbside for pickup, and it wasn’t picked up even though we do normally have pickup of yard waste weekly on the same day as garbage and recyclables. Are they just behind and going to get to it, or was that service simply ended?

  • Guest7969 says:

    if you live outside the city limits…there was never any such service. They DID pick up debris like 5 years ago after a hurricane. That is the ONLY one they have funded in the county for at least 11 years.

    SOMEBODY that isn’t working right now…should go borrow money from a friend…rent a truck and go door to door…20-50 bucks to haul your debris…MAKE A KILLIN! Folks are tired of looking at it right now.

  • Guest6858 says:

    Why doesn’t everyone in New Hanover County not vote for Bev Perdue next time. Did you see her on tv during the storm coverage? She looked like a mannequin (sp?) She seems so out of touch. Is she medicated?

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