1000+ Knox County property assessments following flooding

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Knox County Emergency Management has released figures on assessments of local properties following recent flooding.

The Knox County Emergency Management Agency said it assessed 1,174 properties for damage following heavy rains and flooding in late February. 

Of those, 775 were affected, 215 had minor damage, 109 suffered major damage and 35 were destroyed.  Fourteen of the 35 properties that were destroyed were businesses.

Only 40 that were assessed were determined to have no damage.

Knoxville Fire Department spokesperson D.J. Corcoran said the damage assessments were sent to the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency. TEMA will give those numbers to FEMA.

FEMA officials will go to Tennessee and assess the flood damage as well.

This is a developing story and we’ll continue to update the details as they become available. 

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