San Diegans with Storm-Damaged Property May Be Eligible for Federal Aid

San Diego property owners looking for additional assistance with weather-related damage from the record-breaking rainfall over the weekend may be eligible for federal funds.

Saturday's rainfall broke records in at least 11 locations, including five places that had the most rain ever recorded on any day in July, according to the National Weather Service. In San Diego County, rain totals shattered records set 113 years ago, NBC 7 Meteorologist Jodi Kodesh said.

During the two days of heavy rainfall, thunder and lightning, hundreds saw water leak into their homes and through surrounding areas, damaging their property.

Residents looking for assistance can start by complete a short damage survey form by clicking here to help the County to gather and process information associated with the damage.

County officials will use the information to estimate damages countywide and determine if the County qualifies for federal disaster assistance. That would include low-interest loans for small businesses who are uninsured or under-insured to help fix the damage.

Completing the form is not the same as submitting a claim and does not mean the property owner will be eligible to receive disaster assistance, county officials said.

If you need immediate assistance because your property was damaged, contact one of the following agencies: the American Red Cross at (858) 414-8051; the Salvation Army at (619) 231-6000; or other local services may be available through 2-1-1 San Diego.

For more information, click here.

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