Cabarrus County declares State of Emergency

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 estimate the replacement cost of the 49 damaged homes to reach nearly $1.9 million.
Here’s the breakdown of property damage in around the Steeple Chase neighborhood off Robinson Church Road in Harrisburg:
·         4 homes – destroyed at near 100 percent loss
·         14 homes – major damage reaching up to 50 percent loss
·         13 homes – minor damage with approximately 15 percent loss
·         18 homes – affected with mostly cosmetic damage at a 5 percent loss
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.