Flooding Damages More Than 400 Properties in Catawba County

Flooding Damages More Than 400 Properties in Catawba County

6:22pm Jul 30, 2013
N.C. Transportation officials say some roads and bridges will remain closed until further notice due to last weekend's flooding.
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The cleanup continues in after last weekend's flash floods. 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.

On Tuesday, Catawba County officials formally requested disaster assistance from North Carolina for hundreds of victims of last weekend's flash floods.

In a letter sent to the state Division of Emergency Management, they outlined flood damage to more than 475 properties.

The main facility for the Hickory Foundation YMCA has been closed until further notice, after the facility suffered extensive water damage Saturday.

Bob Conklin is president and CEO for the YMCA of Catawba Valley. He spoke with WFDD’s Keri Brown about the big mess Mother Nature left behind.

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory was expected to tour the Catawba County damage Tuesday afternoon. State transportation officials say some roads are expected to be closed for months.

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