Gov. Pat McCrory announces aid for flood victims

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Gov. Pat McCrory

RALEIGH, N.C. — Governor Pat McCrory’s office announced Wednesday that financial assistance is available for flood victims in Orange and adjoining counties, WTVD reported.

The aid comes from the governor’s request for a disaster declaration by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The area was hit hard by severe thunderstorms and flash flooding June 30.

“While I’m inspired by the resilience of those who have been impacted, we want to make all resources available for recovery efforts. We requested this assistance to get the people and businesses of Chapel Hill, Carrboro and surrounding areas back on their feet,” said McCrory in a statement.

McCrory has proclaimed a state disaster declaration enabling those who do not qualify for SBA loans to seek state funds to help them recover.

The governor’s office said while Orange was the only county that met the threshold for SBA assistance, residents and business owners in the surrounding counties of Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Durham and Person counties can also apply for the federal assistance.

Read full story: WTVD

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