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Some Help On The Way For Residents Struggling With June Flooding Aftermath

August 27th, 2014 by WCBC Radio

A large number of Allegany County residents continue to struggle with the aftermath of June flooding- but fortunately some help is on the way. Approximately 140 people applied for a state grant of up to $5,000 for flood relief, and applications are still available, according to Susan Lee, the county’s emergency management division chief. A community outreach to help people with applications operated in Cresaptown from Aug. 11-17. The grants can be used for temporary housing, medical needs, personal property like clothing and tools, mold abatement in homes and vehicle damage and other needs. The flooding occurred after heavy rains on June 12. Flood damage in Allegany County was about $1.7 million dollars. The hardest hit areas included Cresaptown, the Oldtown Bridge, which has been out of commission for months, and Greene Street in the city of Cumberland. Allegany County Commissioner Mike McKay praised Governor Martin O’Malley for his attention to this matter…


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