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Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Tue, 08/09/2011 - 6:46am.

CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) -- Damage assessment teams are sizing up how much damage the Charlotte area suffered from flash flooding as officials look for state and federal financial help. The assessors are visiting about 100 properties to put dollar estimates on damage caused by Friday's flooding. That information will help determine which structures should be repaired or condemned as unsafe. Emergency management director Wayne Broome says the damage might be heavy enough to meet criteria for Small Business Administration help, which would allow flood victims to get low-interest loans to help them recover. The American Red Cross estimates about 100 Mecklenburg County homes were damaged flooding from rainfall of nearly 7 inches in some parts of the region. Two people died in the flooding. (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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