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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 3:48am

Red Cross: 2,800 Homes Flood-Damaged

The American Red Cross has released preliminary disaster assessment information from flooding that swamped parts of Georgia last week.

The organization says an estimated 2,800 homes have been affected in some way by the flooding.

Of those homes, 745 are destroyed and another 760 have major damage.

Red Cross caseworkers are working to connect with people in flood-affected areas and providing financial assistance for food, clothing, shelter and health-related concerns. Those affected by the flooding who need help can call the Red Cross at 404-870-4440.

Meanwhile, state officials vow to find the money to repair roads and bridges damaged by flood waters.

Governor Sonny Perdue tells GPB he's not yet sure where in Georgia's budget the money will come from, but that he and lawmakers will "do what it takes". Perdue says he doesn't think a special session will be needed for lawmakers to solve the issue.


Edgar Treiguts