The committee is headed up by McCrory's Chief of Staff Thomas Stith, who gave updates on where the committee was in its recovery efforts.
Much of Tuesday's workshop included hearing from the community.
David Courie, a committee member from Fayetteville, said he was eager to hear the worries of the community so that he can work with his economic subcommittee to determine a plan to help business owners.
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""We're here to listen and learn so we don't do what we think but to hear from the people," Courie said.
Resident says committee should put "youth counselors" in place to help kids in shelters cope with loss from Hurricane pic.twitter.com/NNqWwIUuRk— Morgan Norwood (@MorganABC11) November 15, 2016
So far the committee has toured the hardest-hit areas and has developed an assessment.
The committee stressed that its biggest priority is permanent housing and getting people displaced back into homes. But the compounding issue that Dr. Thurman Bruce Everett of the Lumber River Baptist Association brought up is that many of the people he serves don't have flood insurance and have been turned away by FEMA.
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"Yes FEMA does a great job but there's a missing piece; how does an 89 year old woman get back into her home without assistance?" Everett asked.
Though FEMA can't provide assistance to some residents without flood insurance, FEMA officials stressed their commitment to providing support and information on other resources.
Elizabeth Turner, FEMA coordinator says agency is committed to working with private and local organizations to provide support. pic.twitter.com/eNNKq8F4bP— Morgan Norwood (@MorganABC11) November 15, 2016
"Our role is to come in and support. We are not set up to make people whole and do it quickly," said NC FEMA Coordinator Elizabeth Turner.
Regional update meetings will continue during the next few months.
Here's a snapshot of the roles and responsibilities of the Hurricane Recovery Committee and what efforts will look like pic.twitter.com/Yd8UB7eOVu— Morgan Norwood (@MorganABC11) November 15, 2016
McCrory will be taking assessments from these meetings to bring before the assembly in December where he will ask lawmakers to address the lingering need left behind by Hurricane Matthew.
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