Pitt County hosts application sessions for hurricane buyouts

Pitt County hosts application sessions for hurricane buyouts (Tyler Hardin, NewsChannel 12)

Hurricane Florence was devastating to people all over Eastern North Carolina.

For some people in Pitt County, a home buyout may be the only option when it comes to rebuilding and starting over.

An application session offers residence that option. The buyouts will utilize funds from the recently-announced Hurricane Florence Hazard Mitigation Grant (HMGP DR-4393).

Property owners with damage as a result of Hurricane Florence, who want to be considered for a buyout, will need to go through the application intake process.

To assist with the application process, Pitt County Planning & Development staff, along with North Carolina Emergency Management (NCEM) representatives, will be available Wednesday at the following location:

  • Grifton Train Depot -- 485 Queen Street, Grifton, NC 28530 -- Wednesday, Dec. 12 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Those looking to apply should bring their homeowner's insurance information, including policy number; and FEMA registration number, along with any information they have received from FEMA or their insurance company on the amount of damage to your home; and an elevation certificate, if available.

For more information on the buyout application process, or to obtain a copy of the application, contact Pitt County Planning & Development at (252) 902-3250. For this and all other information related to Pitt County response and recovery efforts following Hurricane Florence, visit their website.

The Lanier Family has had to deal with flood issues as far back as Hurricane Floyd in 1999. They feel a home buyout is the only solution after Hurricane Florence. Click the above video to learn more.

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