Pictures of of the Low water bridge on HillsFord Road in Stanly county this morning. One was taken about 8am. Another about 10 and the last closer to 11am when the water was all the way over the bridge. Between 10 and 11 am I took one of some of the large log/tree debris heading toward the bridge
Victims of severe weather that moved through Stanly County on June 13 are now eligible for government help.
"We just couldn't do it ourselves," said resident Ralph Weaver, whose home was damaged.
Every time Ralph and Joyce Weaver come home, they're reminded of how much destruction severe weather can do.
"We just turn in the driveway and look at each other, and we could just cry," Joyce Weaver said.
The strong storms in June ripped up trees, destroyed buildings and injured houses.
On Thursday, the Weavers went to the Stanley County Civic Center looking for help. The Small Business Administration is taking applications for people in that county whose homes and businesses were damaged during last month’s storms.
People can apply for home, business and economic disaster loans from the SBA.
Governor Pat McCrory issued a disaster declaration for the state, giving people denied by the SBA a second option to apply for help from the state. That loan, however, would only be around $30,000 for homeowners.
To be considered by the state, people must bring with them proof of ownership, insurance, photos, a denial letter from the SBA and the estimates of physical damage.
Stanly County Emergency Management said in the last week they've received more than 1,000 calls about assistance options.