GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. -- Guilford County Emergency Management says they are reaching out to get federal assistance for storm cleanup.
Director Don Campbell told WFMY News 2 Saturday they met with FEMA last week to discuss the amount of damage and what the recent storm will cost the local community.
Campbell said Guilford along with Alamance, Randolph, Orange and other counties were at the meeting with FEMA. He said FEMA told them the state needs to meet a $13.5 million threshold in order to be eligible for help from the organization.
If the state meets the threshold, Campbell says the next step is for Governor McCrory to make a request from the federal government.
All of the damage in Guilford County has been surveyed by FEMA and he estimates the damage in Guilford County to be about $7 million worth.
With damage estimates complete, Campbell says Emergency Management is just waiting to hear back from FEMA. The waiting time could be anywhere from 2 days to 1-2 months.
If you have questions about what to do with debris in your yard, Campbell says to check Ready Guilford's website.