Roanoke code enforcement checks flood damage in northwest city - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Roanoke code enforcement checks flood damage in northwest city

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Officers from Roanoke city's code enforcement division, as well as representatives from the  real estate valuation office, checked dozens of properties in the northwest part of the city for flash flood damage.

The flash flood happened on the afternoon of July 10th.

Code enforcement assessed a total of nine businesses, including a flooded out daycare center, and the service center for Cundiff Heating & Air.

"They really just walked in, took some pictures, and looked at everything," explained Cundiff employee Joe Havens Sr.

"That's about all they could do," he said.

City staff also drove through several neighborhoods looking for flood damage.

A city spokesperson said they visually surveyed approximately 60 homes.

Since the flash flood didn't impact enough property, Roanoke isn't eligible for FEMA assistance.

Since it has no chance at FEMA help, the city isn't keeping any formal property damage statistics.

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