Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine
"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman."

Thursday, 13 October 2016

North Carolina’s flood disaster is more than ‘peak crest.’ It’s going to last for days.

From the Washington Post:

"Technically, Hurricane Matthew only scoured up the Southeast coast for two days. It moved into South Florida early Friday morning and by Sunday had all but departed the Mid-Atlantic coast. For most coastal residents, the cleanup process began as soon as the rain stopped. In North Carolina, though, the disaster is going to last into next week.

In Kinston, N.C., Matthew Young’s home was inundated with water during a flash flood Saturday. The rain was falling too hard during Hurricane Matthew for the soil to absorb it. He’s using the evenings after work to clean up the mess, but his renter’s insurance does not cover flood damage. He’s applying for FEMA assistance for that.

Many of the Kinston homes, buildings and farms that were flooded Saturday are getting hit for the second time in less than a week as the Neuse River climbs to a new record. Then, instead of receding back to normal, the river is forecast to stay well above major flood stage through at least Monday.

“It will be weeks before things are even remotely back to normal here,” Young said."

The full article can be read here.

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