Catawba County seeks help for flooding victims

Catawba County seeks help for flooding victims

Credit: Sherri

This rain on Greedy Hey in Hickory. It brought down a tree down on a car, flooded cars, a man's horse farm and washed out a man's driveway! This is the worst I have ever seen here.

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on July 30, 2013 at 12:38 PM

NEWTON, N.C. (AP) -- Catawba County has formally requested disaster assistance from North Carolina for hundreds of victims of last weekend's flash floods.  

County officials said Tuesday a letter was sent to the state Division of Emergency Management outlining flood damage to more than 475 properties.  

Teams continue to assess the damage. So far, they've found 34 homes and seven businesses with major damage. Some roads are expected to be closed for months.  

Parts of Catawba, Lincoln and Cleveland received up to a foot of rain Saturday. The resulting flash floods were blamed for two deaths in Caldwell County.   

High water moving down the Catawba River caused flooding in Lincoln and Gaston counties, as well as York County, S.C., through Monday.    

Gov. Pat McCrory was expected to tour the Catawba County damage Tuesday afternoon. 

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