Preliminary report estimates Johnston County Florence damage at $1.8 million

SMITHFIELD–Preliminary reports estimate that Hurricane Florence did $ 1.8 million damage in Johnston County, according county officials.

In a report released Monday, Sept. 17, residential damage was estimated at $647,000 with 63 residential structures damaged.

Of those 43 single family homes sustained $504,000 damage, double-wide mobile homes sustained $95,000, and single-wide mobile homes received $48,000 damage.

Three public buildings sustained $115,000 damage. One business sustained $100,000 damage, a government building sustained $10,000 and a church sustained $5,000 damage.

There were nine agricultural and farm buildings that sustained $191,000 damage.

Of those, six were farm structures which sustained $176,000 damage, two bulk barns sustained $8,000 damage and one green house sustained $10,000 damage.

Listed as property information, 82 structures sustained a little over $1 million in damage.

Of those, 75 were occupied with $917,000 damage, seven electric meters were removed, $209,000, one water meter was removed, $75,000.

There were 20 property sites inspected with $233,000 damage, one was declared safe under restricted use and six, with $302,000 damage, were declared unsafe.

According to the report, 83 sites sustained minor damage totaled at $472,000; 13 sites sustained major destruction, $$530,000 and five destroyed sites, $211,000.

These are preliminary estimates which do not include agricultural losses. No school losses were recorded.



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