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Cabarrus property owners may be eligible for flood aid

Staff report
Wednesday afternoon, Cabarrus County officials declared a “state of emergency” because of widespread flooding from recent rainfall.
In a press release, Jay White, chairman of the Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners, said the state of emergency paves the way for property owners to receive federal funding for flood damage.
Approximately 60 structures were damaged by the storm.
Cabarrus County will perform damage assessments on residences and commercial structures Thursday.
Gov. Mike Easley will arrive at 3 p.m. today for a news conference with municipal and county officials at Concord Regional Airport.
State emergency management officials will perform a preliminary damage assessment for the same structures on Friday to determine eligibility for individual assistance for damage to privately owned structures. To be eligible, those privately owned structure damages must be uninsured or under-insured.
Shelters remained open late Wednesday at the Cannon Memorial YMCA in Kannapolis and Harrisburg United Methodist Church in Harrisburg on U.S. 49.
The following Cabarrus roads remained impassable Wednesday evening:
– N.C. 73 at Dutch Road.
– Red Bird Circle off Old Airport Road.
– Barrier Road at Cindy Lane.
– Morehead Road from U.S. 29 to U.S. 49.
– Miami Church Road and Cold Springs Road.
– Stough Road near Marlboro Drive.
– Bowman Barrier Road at bridge.
– Zion Church Road at Flowes Store Road.
– Pharr Mill Road and Sequoia Hills Drive.
– Highway 200 at PRDC Facility.
– Poplar Tent Road at Cox Mill Bridge.

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