Since a tornado struck East Greensboro on April 15th with 135 mph winds, damage to residential, commercial, and institutional structures in East Greensboro has been estimated to be worth over $48 million. Approximately $30 million worth of that damage occurred to residential structures. People from around the world joined in a concerted effort to help Greater Greensboro recover from the storm. With the United Way of Greater Greensboro and the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, $783,093 of funds were raised.
Storm Recovery Alliance Resources Available
Resources are available for rehousing, home repairs, counseling services, mortgage/rent/insurance deductible payments, utility bill payments and deposits for new service, damaged utility connection assistance and case management/basic needs. Four homes have been repaired and SRA is working with families to repair 33 more.
Local Funds Raised - $783,093
FEMA - 222 registrations approved; $341,110 housing assistance dollars approved; $308,137.04 other needs assistance dollars approved
Those Served - 48 families received deductible assistance; 93 people received rent and/or mortgage assistance; 66 people have been rehoused; 1,182 vouchers for clothing and meals have been distributed; 1,080 bags of food and household supplies have been distributed.
For the most up-to-date information on the storm recovery, please visit the City of Greensboro’s Storm Recovery Resources Page.