Many Pender residents and others around the area whose basements and homes have been damaged by waters from the recent heavy rains are finding out their insurance policies don’t cover much of the damage. That according to Pender Village Board Chairman Bill Newton.
Newton says everyone with damage should document, document, document. That includes pictures, written information, everyone helping, amount of time spent and supplies.
Pender has declared a city disaster but Newton is hoping counties and the state also declare a national disaster so FEMA will be available.
Newton says there’s a shortage of pumps and garden hoses in Pender.
They’ve placed dumpsters at the municipal pool for people to take their flood related items.
It’s mostly been residences that have been damaged, but seven inches of rain in a couple of hour have caused ground flooding for some businesses.
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