Hurricane Matthews: Long Term Flood Recovery Committee For Edgecombe County

Last week I attended the Long Term Flood Recovery Committee meeting held by FEMA at the Rocky Mount Red Cross facility in Rocky Mount and it was quite interesting. I shared what I felt was some valuable information about what the priorities should be and what the main concerns of the people are. I will share more information about the meeting when I receive the notes and the next meeting date scheduled in January 2017.

Also the NC General Assembly was called back to Raleigh by Governor Pat McCrory and they are meeting today to discuss funds to be set aside for the flood disaster. This should be quite interesting. I wish I could attend but I will not be able to however I will talk to my contacts to see what came out of the meeting.

Stay tuned for more information.

Princeville NC – Ward 2 & Ward 4 Meeting Tuesday December 13, 2016 Edgecombe County Administration Building

Town of Princeville Website has this announcement posted


A meeting will be held 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, at the Edgecombe County Administration Building, 201 St. Andrews St., on the 2nd floor in the Edgecombe County Commissioner’s Chamber to discuss Princeville’s Buyout Options. Valuable information will be released in this meeting. All Ward 2 & 4 residents are encouraged to attend.

Note: I encourage whoever that manages this page to please post on The DCN News Blog or send me an email to so that I can share this type of information so that I can help get the word out. Folk may not go to the Town of Princeville page everyday but many people go to pages like mines daily.

Princeville NC – "Princeville Needs Emergency Assistance in Removing Hurricane Matthew’s Toxic Debris From Major Highways"

Princeville, NC____ Pleading for Emergency Debris/Trash Assistance in removing aftermath results from Hurricane Matthew. As Commissioner of the Town of Princeville Ward-1 I Milton Bullock on behalf of the appearance of the (2) major HWY#258 and Hwy #64 & 33 that runs through the heart of Princeville. I humbly plead for that much needed help to at least help us clean up these main thoroughfares. We know the passer-byers are tired of looking at the mess as well as the locals trying to move back in! I’m asking humbly; for all abled bodied young men and women, churches, club organizations and businesses, elected officials local and regional with small hauling trucks to join in and help. We’re also asking the Edgecombe County Manager’s and its BOD to waiver the fee (at the City Land field) so that we could clean up starting at the CSX RR Tracks Crossing and work eastward and southward clearing the debris along side the highways and by ways. It’s well understood that this tragedy overwhelmed the heavy trucks in their hauling commitments and has limited use to aide the various communities, but here in Princeville, the main highways are more of an eyesore than a reminder.

We’re asking if Sheriff Knight and Edgecombe County Sheriff Department could permit us in this emergency recovery phase; the use of the some of the Trustee/Inmates to come help us pick up the debris. I’d be more than happy to coordinate the process for this particular area. It probably wouldn’t take no more than a full day of removing the debris. For anybody willing and able to lend us a helping hand; contact [Commissioners Bullock] who can be reached at 252.823.3740 or 252.813.1758. Please; help us during our recovery as the weather is about to change into winter and rain and snow will only make it more difficult to remove the wet decaying toxic debris.