6/14/2019 8:49:00 AM Help Available For Flood Victims
Lincoln County had only a limited amount of flooding, although four deaths related to the stormy weather including one Wednesday caused by a tree that fell across Highway 73--most likely due to the heavy rain last Friday-Monday. Catawba County had multiple roads severely damaged, and over 100 homes on Lookout Shoals Lake as well as apartments and some homes in Hickory were flooded.
Catawba County Government News Release
From now until June 28th, Catawba County residents affected by the recent flooding can dial 2-1-1 or 888-892-1162 to register for free cleanup assistance, such as mud-out, tarping and tree-cutting. Calls will be accepted between 7 AM and 11 PM daily.
NC 2-1-1, the North Carolina Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD) and the nonprofit organization Crisis Cleanup. will share the information with relief agencies in the area who will assist residents as they are able. All services are free, but service is not guaranteed to due expected overwhelming need.
“We are offering this service to help facilitate cleanup by various aid agencies standing by to assist those affected by the storms," said Aaron Titus, executive director of Crisis Cleanup. “All services are free and performed by vetted and reputable relief agencies and members of VOAD. Response times will vary, so we ask residents to be patient while the teams receive and organize their response to help.”
NC 2-1-1 can also provide information about local resources for other needs, such as food, clothing and health and human services.
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