Pitt Co. commissioners address Matthew response efforts

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – The Pitt County Board of Commissioners held a news conference Monday to address the group’s response efforts to Hurricane Matthew and how they can improve in the future.

Emergency management director Allen Everette went over his department’s role during the last week, and each speaker commended one another for their efforts during Matthew.

County Commissioner Glenn Webb said everyone did a great job, but there’s always room for improvement.

“With our shelters, I think we need to find a way to have a shelter where people can also bring their pets, but I think that overall the response has been really good,” Webb said.

Officials said Pitt County is looking at a long road to recovery, but the county is prepared to help.

If your house or business was damaged due to Hurricane Matthew, county leaders encourage you to call FEMA as soon as possible.

If you are on food stamps and lost food during the storm, make a call to social services. They are trying to replace as much food as possible

The county is also providing courtesy inspections for all Pitt County residents expect people who live in Greenville, Farmville and Winterville.

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