$1 million study planned in Edgecombe Co. to protect homes from flooding – WNCT 9

PRINCEVILLE, N.C. (AP)

More than $1 million will be spent to determine if 75 North Carolina homes in the oldest town founded by slaves should be elevated to pro tect them from repeated flooding.

The state Department of Public Safety says in a news release that Edgecombe County will receive the money to study the feasibility of elevating the homes in Princeville. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide almost $844,000 for the study. The state will provide the rest.

After the study, FEMA will make money available to construct and elevate homes that meet several criteria, including cost effectiveness.

The grant money comes from FEMA’s hazard mitigation program, which so far has awarded $88 million in North Carolina for this work on 683 residential properties damaged by Hurricane Matthew. The hurricane struck the state in October 2017. (Read more)

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"FEMA’s Insuffiecient Contractural-House Inspection Leaves Residents in Treacherous Darkness to Toxic Mold"

Edgecombe County, NC_____(Princeville to be specific) “God Is My Witness” says Commissioner Milton Bullock of Ward 1 in devastated Town of Princeville which has repetitiously been known for flooding that dates back as far as the 1700’s. Native born; Commissioner Bullock who has been wearing various hats in his role of trying to expedite the return and the recovery of many of his constituents back to their homes has noticed with intensity the lack there of; and the presence of slowness retarded progression of resolving the situation plaguing the community of Princeville. With his residence being inspected and tagged 10/24/16 with a “Green Tag” meaning that the house he is living in was habitable and no visible flood water had entered residence! This was considered by Commissioner Bullock, as nothing short of a ‘Gifted Blessing from God Himself’!

Moving back in with minor damages, he had to schedule inspections by FEMA policy in order to assess the damages for repair. Bullock says he had two FEMA Inspectors (at different times) to come out and do their inspections. The first, (a male) Inspector gave Commissioner Bullock a passing grade of ‘no water entered and there was no water in the duct work under the house nor any water entered into the HVAC unit. Another proclaimed blessing! A month later it is ordered by FEMA policy to have another inspection. This was performed by a (female) who also gave the the same approval as mentioned prior. So with two Professional Inspectors referred by and representing FEMA, he had nothing to second guess about the safety of his resident. [All False Pretense being lead by Misinformation] that could’ve contributed to his death over a period of a very short time.

A very short time had he not been approached 3 months later by an independent contractor that was inspecting the actual damages of the HVAC unit for ‘repairs’ that were recommended by both FEMA Inspectors. It isn’t any wonder that these FEMA Inspectors Nationwide has been instructed to cut costs at any and by any means necessary-regardless of safety and security and health of the individual families being unconsciously yet deliberately “SHAFTED!” So during the (3) Independent Contractor inspection of the work, he advises me with a question “Mr. Bullock, did you know you had water in your duct work under your house?” I was baffled to no end, for I would have betted anyone that my house was safe and there were no sign of water to be found anywhere!” He ask me to come to the crawl hole beneath the house and took his screwdriver and pointed to me and asked did the previous inspectors show me the sagging ducts while punching a hole in one and releasing about 2-3 gallons of water that wasn’t supposed to have been there.

I wasn’t totally shocked, but more amazed with fear of what I could have been breathing with the hot summer months coming in spring and the heat and the mold and the bacteria manifesting the toxic spores of mole and only God knows what else; and my already compromised pulmonary breathing issues; inhaling and exhaling such deadly invisible fumes! FYI. I’m suggesting and revealing this (perhaps) ‘news breaking’ info for the residents of this area. For I’m sure these same criminal, malfeasant practices of omission were practiced during-“Hurricane KATRINA” and obviously continuing in all the other natural disasters that happened throughout North America! I have one last word of hope for folks like myself who have been left out in the forest without a leg to stand on; that perhaps our last hope via “President Donald Trump” (with God’s Intervention) will receive my letter of invite to come and [Drain The Real SWAMP] while mustering the “WILL POWER” to pull all the covers off of each and every culprits and their corruptive behavior and expose them to the World!

I just pray and hope that those of you who were lead to think your house was adequately being inspected didn’t buy the ‘Pig In The Bag’ just because the seller looked like they were the ‘Real Deal’! If this isn’t a first class act of fraud and deception meriting a class action legal reaction I’d draw my conclusion that this must be my imagination! But I for one among a few know better! And they say; “The Is America” makes one really and truly wonder about the statement. To God BE All The GLORY as we tread with HIM through these perilous times.

Submitted by;

Milton Bullock / Contributing Writer

Commissioner of Historical Princeville, NC

One Week Left for North Carolina Survivors to Register with FEMA

DURHAM, N.C. – You’ve got just one week left to register for disaster assistance grants from FEMA and to submit applications for low-interest disaster loans to the U.S. Small Business Administration.

 

You have until 11:59 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9 to file for federal assistance following the flooding caused by Hurricane Matthew. Registering with FEMA is the first step to find out if you may be eligible for federal help.

 

Don’t wait any longer. Register even if you may think you are not eligible for federal or state funding. Rebuilding takes time and it may give you peace of mind to know there is help available.

 

Disaster assistance may include grants to help pay for temporary housing, emergency home repairs to make your home habitable, and for other disaster-related needs, such as medical and dental services, transportation and funeral costs. These grants are not taxable income and will not affect your Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare and other federal and state programs.

 

Here’s how to register:

  • Online at DisasterAssistance.gov.
  • Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 for voice, 711 and Video Relay Service. If you are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY, call 800-462-7585.
  • Download the FEMA Mobile App and apply.

 

Four FEMA/North Carolina Emergency Management Disaster Recovery Centers remain open. Operating hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sundays. Here are the locations:

 

 

Cumberland County DRC                              Robeson County DRC

Dept. of Social Services                                  Old Kmart store

1225 Ramsey Street                                       2750 N. Roberts Ave.

Fayetteville, NC 28301                                   Lumberton, NC 28358

 

Edgecombe County DRC                               Wayne County DRC 

Edgecombe County Health Dept.              W.A. Foster Recreation Center

3003 N. Main Street                                       1012 S. John St., Room 110.2

Tarboro, NC 27886                                         Goldsboro, NC 27530

 


At the DRCs FEMA representatives can help you register, answer questions and update your information. SBA representatives also are available to answer any questions you may have about obtaining a low-interest disaster loan.

 

If you have been contacted by SBA, it is important to return your completed application as soon as possible or you may lose eligibility for further FEMA assistance. For more information about SBA loans, call SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955, email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov, or visit http://www.sba.gov/disaster.  TTY users may call 800-877-8339. You may also apply online using the Electronic Loan Application via SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. The deadline to file an SBA physical disaster loan application also is 11:59 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9.

 

If you have questions regarding FEMA registration or have not yet registered for assistance, call the FEMA Helpline (voice, 711 or relay service) at 800-621-3362. (TTY users should call     800-462-7585) or visit DisasterAssistance.gov. The toll-free lines are open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. EDT seven days a week. Multilingual operators are available.

 

Once you have registered with FEMA, stay in touch. If you change your address or phone number you should let FEMA know. Missing or wrong information could result in delays getting a home inspection or in receiving assistance.

 

For more information on North Carolina’s recovery, visit fema.gov/disaster/4285 and readync.org. Follow FEMA on Twitter at @femaregion4 and North Carolina Emergency Management @NCEmergency.

 

 

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Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-3362 or TTY at 800-462-7585.

 

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards. Follow FEMA on twitter at @femaregion4. Download the FEMA app with tools and tips to keep you safe before, during, and after disasters.

 

Dial 2-1-1 or 888-892-1162 to speak with a trained call specialist about questions you have regarding Hurricane Matthew; the service is free, confidential and available in any language. They can help direct you to resources. Call 5-1-1 or 877-511-4662 for the latest road conditions or check the ReadyNC mobile app, which also has real-time shelter and evacuation information. For updates on Hurricane Matthew impacts and relief efforts, go to ReadyNC.org or follow N.C. Emergency Management on Twitter and Facebook. People or organizations that want to help ensure North Carolina recovers can visit NCdisasterrelief.org or text NCRecovers to 30306.

 

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is the federal government’s primary source of money for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property. SBA helps homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes, and private non-profit organizations fund repairs or rebuilding efforts and cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property. These disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries and do not duplicate benefits of other agencies or organizations. For more information, applicants may contact SBA’s Customer Service Center by calling (800) 659-2955, emailing disastercustomerservice@sba.gov, or visiting SBA’s Web site at http://www.sba.gov/disaster. Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals may call (800) 877-8339.