Where will all these mobile homes go?
PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — There are many abandoned mobile homes filled with mold from Florence’s floodwaters. Nearly 400 mobile homes in Pender County have been completely mucked out.
Neighbors say me these aren’t just homes. They are history. One woman, who has lived on Whitestocking Road for seventeen years, does not want to let go.
” It’s not safe for me to live,” said Camille Lane.
Camille says her home flooded during Hurricane Florence and all her furniture was ruined.
But, it was hard to get help cleaning it out.
After FEMA declared here home unsafe to live in, Camille now lives in a mobile home on her property that she purchased with fEMA grant money.
The county says Camille is just one of hundreds who are still waiting for more money.
Emergency Management Director Tom Collins says Pender County needs more help from the state and FEMA to help these families get rid of their mobile homes.
“Soon as we find out more information from the state and the federal government then we’ll decide what we are going to do with the mobile homes,” said Collins. “We do feel like we have a tremendous amount of homes that were flooded that will need some type of demolition.”
Collins it can cost up to $5,000 to demolish a mobile home. He says they’re also looking ahead to the future. Their next step is to create a planning team with better long term disaster solutions.