ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WNCT) – Governor Pat McCrory toured Princeville Tuesday and then visited the Disaster Recovery Center in Rocky Mount where he said his top priority is to secure disaster food assistance for Edgecombe County residents.
In Princeville, Governor McCrory joined Mayor Bobbie Jones for an update on the recovery efforts and to tour damage from the flooding, including Princeville Elementary School and the town’s fire station. The governor then traveled to Rocky Mount to meet with federal and local officials.
Edgecombe County is one of 20 counties eligible for disaster unemployment assistance for those who lost their jobs as a result of Hurricane Matthew. Additionally, Governor McCrory has directed the DMV to temporarily waive certain fees for customers in 37 counties, including Edgecombe County, that were impacted by the storm.
Twenty-eight counties have been approved for both public and individual federal assistance, including Edgecombe County. Governor McCrory said that more than $41 million in federal assistance has already been approved for individuals impacted by Hurricane Matthew in North Carolina. Additionally, more than $2.2 million has been approved for individuals in Edgecombe County.
McCrory also met with members of the North Carolina Congressional Delegation Tuesday at the Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh where he discussed the state’s plan for recovery.