Disaster Relief Money for Woodfin



Hazardous weather rolled across the state April 29. The storms caused flooding, uprooted trees and damaged town-owned roads in the Woodfin area of Buncombe County. Governor Pat McCrory has issued a state disaster declaration for the Town of Woodfin to help the community recover from that severe storm. The declaration makes state funds available to help cover the costs of removing debris, providing emergency protective services and repairing local roads and bridges.   The powerful storm brought high winds and dumped more than five inches of rain on the Town of Woodfin.   The state declaration means state funds will help pay the Town of Woodfin for 75 percent of the cost of those emergency protective measures.  Estimates indicate the city spent nearly $450,000 to respond to the storm.  Eleven families were displaced by the flood and  One rescue operation was performed to remove a family from their home due to rising flood waters.  The level of damage did not meet the threshold for financial assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  

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Topics : Disaster_AccidentEnvironmentWeather
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Locations : Buncombe CountyWoodfin
People : Pat McCrory
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