Cabarrus County has declared a State of Emergency for the area near Harrisburg hit by a Class EF2 tornado at 2:34 a.m. Saturday morning.
Cabarrus County's certified property assessors estimated the replacement cost of the 49 damaged homes to reach nearly $1.9 million.
The breakdown of property damage around the Steeple Chase neighborhood off Robinson Church Road in Harrisburg includes four homes destroyed at around 100 percent loss. There are 14 homes with major damage reaching up to 50 percent loss. Thirteen homes have minor damage at approximately 15 percent loss. Eighteen homes have been affected by the tornado with mostly cosmetic damage at a five percent loss.
Cabarrus County damage State damage assessment teams will be in Cabarrus County Monday to determine if these properties qualify for state or federal assistance. If eligible, any property owners who are under-insured will be notified of when and how to apply for assistance.
The American Red Cross will keep the emergency shelter at Hickory Ridge High School open through the night for any tornado victims needing a place to eat or sleep.