Many Fayetteville neighborhoods still recovering from Hurricane Matthew

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – Fayetteville families hit hard by Hurricane Matthew are still recovering as Gov. Pat McCrory plans to ask the North Carolina legislature Tuesday for $200 million to help the storm’s victims.

On Montgomery Street In Fayetteville, nearly every home h as a storage unit in its front yard.

Several feet of water badly damaged homes in the neighborhood in the days following Matthew.

Most of the residents are living in hotels and with family members, because their homes remain unlivable.

For many like Sandra Baptiste, that means several thousand dollars in flood damage.

Baptiste said FEMA gave her a couple thousand dollars to replace insulation in her home but there is much more work to be done.

“I had to pull the installation out, had to get machines to get floors dried, my air conditioner, my heating system all that was damaged ,” Baptiste said.

Rep. David Price returned to East Fayetteville Monday and toured homes along Hadley court.

Price serves on the House Appropriations Committee and has been in touch with McCrory about additional funding for Matthew victims.

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