Perdue requests disaster help for flood victims

Flooding in Roanoke Rapids (Tommy Harris)

August 31, 2012 9:45:22 AM PDT
Governor Bev Perdue issued a state disaster declaration for Halifax and Northampton counties Friday - a week after some parts of the Roanoke Rapids area got hammered by nearly a foot of rain and related flash floods.

"We are working with state and federal officials to ensure that any possible aid is provided to those who suffered damages,” Perdue said. “It is critical that we help get our fellow North Carolinians back in their homes as soon as possible.” 

The Governor said she has asked the U.S. Small Business Administration for a federal disaster declaration for Halifax County. If approved, homeowners, renters and business owners could qualify for low-interest loans or grants to help them recover.

Nearly 80 homes and businesses were damaged in the floods that also shut down Interstate 95 for a time.

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