Storm Damages 140 Homes, Leaves 13 Condemned - - ABC13

Storm Damages 140 Homes, Leaves 13 Condemned


Reporter: Melinda Zosh 

Lynchburg, VA - All you have to do is drive down the street to know that this storm seriously damaged homes all across our area.

Some are so bad that they can't even be lived in. There's $2.5 to $3 million worth of damage assessed so far.

These are early estimates for homes hit hardest by the storm. City officials say 140 homes are damaged; many of those can be repaired. And 13 homes across Lynchburg have been condemned.

Some of the hardest hit are near Campbell Avenue and others are near Boonsboro Road.

Lynchburg's Community Development Office has been working with homeowners since Saturday.

"One of the good things is we've seen a number of instances where trees have missed homes by just a few inches. That range is about 5 or 10% of homes that have been near miss cases," said Kent White, Director of Community Development.

White says the next step is to get federal and state aid for some of these homeowners. He says some are already working with private contractors to remove all the debris.

If you have any damage to report, call the Community Development Office at 434-455-3900.

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