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Catholic Charities offering assistance to victims of Sept. 10 flooding

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Water from the flooded Youghiogheny River rises past Casoni’s Garage in Sutersville on Sept. 10.

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg is offering assistance to people who lost items in the Sept. 10 flooding in Westmoreland County.

Funds are available for furnace and hot water tank replacement and repair, as well as rental assistance for displaced flood victims.

Among the hardest-hit communities were West Newton, Sutersville, Gratztown and Smithdale on the Youghiogheny River and Lowber on Sewickley Creek.

In Sutersville alone, about 25 houses were damaged by basement flooding.

For more information, call Donna Hagan at Catholic Charities at 724-837-1840, ext. 1661.

Stephen Huba is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Stephen at 724-850-1280, [email protected] or via Twitter @shuba_trib.

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