Recovery continues in Greenwood after last week’s floods. Flood victims can apply for temporary housing and some financial aid, but the ones we spoke with say it’s not nearly enough. Several Greenwood residents have posted signs demanding help from their City Hall. One victim, Michelle Moody, explains, “Were not getting any answers. The standard answer is if you qualify well send you a check.” Mayor Kenneth Edwards says, “I feel terrible for them. I’m not sure that City Hall is the place to go with their anger.” Several people have gutted their houses, they say they need financial help. Some have turned to family and friends. Others have nobody to turn to. Betty Kelley explains, “Ive got some neighbors that are good friends of mine down the street and they dont have anything like that and I just think if they dont get some money or financial assistance, theyre just going to have to live in their house like mine is.” Mayor Edwards says the city is already doing its best to help. He says, "All we can do as a city is apply for a permit to clean out those creeks, and until thats granted, about all we can do is be there to help them evacuate, help them save flooding in their homes, sandbag, and respond to the aftermath." Several of the flood victims say they weren’t eligible for flood insurance because their homes are not on a flood plain. Mayor Edwards says he’s not sure if that’s true because some flood maps show the neighborhood and other’s do not.
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