published Thursday, August 8th, 2013

South Pittsburg residents to get money for flood recovery

Photo by WRCB-TV Channel 3 /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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SOUTH PITTSBURG, TENN. — It's been almost a month since flash flooding devastated the Marion County town of South Pittsburg. It did millions of dollars in damage to homes, schools, businesses and roads.

The city was denied federal and state emergency funds because the total amount of damage did not reach the required level.

South Pittsburg leaders have been working tirelessly to find financial help for their cash-strapped and storm-ravaged town. Thursday, the Tennessee Housing Development Agency presented a grant to go specifically to homeowners and renters struggling to recover.

Read more at WRCB.

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