(from Interim County Manager Jim Chrisman)
The following information is to provide residents with information related to services available as a result of Hurricane Irene's impacts. Residents are free to call the Beaufort County Emergency Operation Center at 252-946-2046 for up to date information.
FEMA Disaster Recovery Center, 2871 Hwy 17 Chocowinity (Next to Woogies Restaurant)
- FEMA recommends that all residents first apply either online http://www.fema.gov/ or by calling 1-800-621-3362 using the Beaufort County DR# 4019. Residents can visit the DRC after they have applied and registered through the phone or online method. The Department of Social Services will be onsite at the DRC to coordinate referrals for other services that may be needed.
Washington's (NC) waterfront was inundated by the early storm surge of Hurricane Irene. photo by Stan Deatherage
- Red Cross will be providing mobile feeding units within designated areas. Residents who have specific needs for food or cleaning kits can place their requests through the local Red Cross hotline at 946-4110. Residents may also pick up non-perishable food items at Eagles Wings in Washington Tuesday - Saturday from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.
Health Department Information
- Residents should be aware that wells that have flooded may be contaminated and should be properly chlorinated before use. You may contact the Environmental Health Office at 946-6048 to find out how to chlorinate your well and receive free testing after you have
treated the well site.
Tetanus shots will be provided to residents of the Pamlico Beach area at the Life Gate Free Will Baptist Church on Tuesday, September 6th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Mosquito spraying will be done by the County every night that conditions allow. The county currently has six trucks on the road each night covering the entire county.
- The following items are needed for donation and can be dropped off at Eagle's Wings Tuesday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm; baby formula, diapers, baby wipes, hand sanitizer, personal hygiene items, paper goods, cleaning supplies, pet food, laundry soap, rubber gloves, mosquito dunks and repellent, and any non-perishable foods.
Beaufort County Emergency Management 946-2046
Beaufort County Building Inspections 946-7182
Beaufort County Environmental Health 946-6048
Red Cross Services Hot Line 946-4110 (food distribution, sheltering, supplies)