Catawba Co. requests disaster relief for flood-damaged homes

Catawba Co. requests disaster relief for flood-damaged homes

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by JOE MARUSAK / Charlotte Observer

WCNC.com

Posted on May 11, 2013 at 4:49 PM

Updated Thursday, Nov 14 at 2:21 PM

CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. -- Catawba County has requested state disaster assistance for homes that flooded during Monday’s heavy rains that caused Lookout Shoals Lake and other stretches of the Catawba River to overflow.

Flooding destroyed one home and caused major damage to 20 others and minor damage to 32 more, county Emergency Management Coordinator Karyn Yaussy said. At least 24 homes were still without power early Saturday, she said.

The county has asked the state to send in damage assessment team to tour affected areas this week.

Katherine Barnes, who chairs the Catawba County Board of Commissioners, ended the county’s flooding-induced state of emergency at 1 p.m. Friday.

Catawba County Emergency Management teams have been in affected areas all week delivering clean up supplies and distributing recovery information, Yaussy said.

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