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Cavalier Apartment Residents Will Get Flood Insurance Benefits

Twenty-one residents of Cavalier Apartments in east Charlotte flooded last month by Tropical Storm Fay's rains will get the benefits of flood insurance after all. Mecklenburg County bought the building this summer because it was on a floodplain and offered residents flood insurance until they could move out. However, the insurance company did not receive many of those signed forms until it was too late. Dave Canaan, the Director of Mecklenburg County Water and Land Resources, says twenty-one residents whose forms did not make it to the insurance office on time will be taken care of by the county and the contractors it worked with. "The four parties agreed to just split it among the four of us because it was not clear exactly who bore responsibility for the delays," Canaan explains. He says the maximum pay out per household is 9-thousand dollars. County officials say two families who signed their forms too late will not be insured.