TICK BITE, Lenoir County — A man in Tick Bite, located just outside Grifton, is still looking for his hurricane buyout ... from Hurricane Matthew two years ago.
Wayne Mitchell said his trailer sits between the Contentnea Creek and the Neuse River. He said a thunderstorm could flood the area so after Matthew hit, he got on the Lenoir County buyout list. Now, he said he's still waiting for that money even though Lenoir County got the $7.9 million grant back in August.
Mitchell said he's not the only one with the problem. Because he's on the buyout list, he said he can't do anything with his trailer.
"There's five people down here in the Tick Bite area that's on that buyout, Mitchell said. "My understanding, there are a lot of other people on that buyout, too, and they're really not saying anything. I'm not the only one in this down here."
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