Recovery group will assist residents affected by flooding

KPC News Service

ROME CITY — More than 100 homes were damaged by this spring’s flooding disaster in the West Lakes area.

Noble County community organizations and governmental agencies have formed the Long Term Recovery Group to assist those impacted by the flooding.

The recovery group will raise funds, coordinate volunteers and provide assistance.

Affected homes damaged by flooding numbered more than 100. The other 400 impacted temporarily lost sewer service but had no other damage.

The water has receded but cleanup, restoration and construction remain before life can return to normal.

People who would like to request assistance should complete the damage assessment form at westlakesassociation.com or call 636-2938 to obtain a form. The deadline is Aug. 31.

The Community Foundation of Noble County is handling monetary donations. People who wish to assist with money can donate online at cfnoble.org or mail a check to the Community Foundation of Noble County at 1599 Lincolnway South, Ligonier IN 46767.

Other ways to help include:

• Donations of grass seed, straw, mulch, trash bins, storage pods and cleaning supplies; and

• Help with cleaning, moving furniture and raking lawns.

Volunteer coordinator Terri Hull can be reached by email at ltrg@nobleco.us or call 636-2938.

Representatives from Southern Baptist Disaster Relief are performing property damage assessments, and Catholic Charities will soon begin providing case work for affect residents who have submitted damage assessment forms, connecting them with a variety of government agencies and/or nonprofit resources in the area. The American Red Cross is also supporting efforts of the Long Term Recovery Group.

No help from the state and/or federal government is anticipated.

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