Catawba Co. requests disaster assistance for flood victims

Catawba Co. requests disaster assistance for flood victims

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Flooding in Western Watauga County

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by ELIZABETH THOMAS / WCNC.com

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WCNC.com

Posted on May 13, 2013 at 10:38 AM

Updated Thursday, Dec 5 at 9:30 AM

CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. -- Catawba County Emergency Management has officially asked for state funds in the form of disaster assistance for victims of the May 6 floods.

Officials requested assistance last Friday, outlining the needs for additional consideration based on the following damage numbers:

  • Destroyed: 1
  • Major damage: 20
  • Minor damage: 6
  • Habitable with some damage: 26

Catawba County says as of Friday night, at least 24 homes had still not had power restored.

The request for assistance also asks the state for a joint damage assessment team to visit Catawba County to your the affected areas as part of the State's consideration in determining assistance.

Catawba County declared a State of Emergency on May 6, which officially ended at 1 p.m. on Friday.

If the state grants Catawba County's request for assistance, Emergency Management personnel will reach out to affected homeowners with information on how to apply for assistance.

If you're unsure if your home is on the "affected list", please contact Catawba County Emergency Services at (828) 465-8230.

Should your home still need electricity restored, call Catawba County Building Services at (828) 465-8454 for an inspection and to ask for information about the power restoration process.

Authorities say it could be several weeks before a decision is made by the state.

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