Storm recovery remains slow but steady – Rocky Mount Telegram


The Watch Dog response: I wonder would things have been better as it relates to the flood recovery if the Democrats were in control.

TARBORO — Recovery from Hurricane Matthew is a slow-going process but progress is being made, said Edgecombe County Manager Eric Evans.

“Even though signs of progress make us hopeful, it is still extremely difficult for those families who have not been able to move back home and are waiting on other programs to come through,” Evans said.

Ninety-nine families were approved for FEMA’s temporary direct housing program in the form of a FEMA trailer. Of those, nine have moved out into more permanent housing.

Of the nearly 400 families that were once staying in hotels under FEMA’s Transitional Shelter Assistance program, the number is down to one family that was due to move this week into a new home built by Samaritan’s Purse. (Rocky Mount Telegram)

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