10/02/10 191 W, 1 I - + 8 - 5 Water Rescues in Windsor

WRAL has great coverage of yesterday's water rescues in Windsor, and other eastern North County locations. By last night, over 100 people had been rescued and over 100 buildings in Windsor and Bertie County had been surrounded by water. Among the rescue sites was an assisted living center in Windsor. Between 40 and 50 residents were evacuated due to rising water.

One business owner in Windsor said "water rose 20 inches an about an hour." The Cashie River there was 15.69 feet at 5 p.m. on Friday. It's next highest level was 18.52 feet, when it crested after Hurricane Floyd in 1999. Other coast and eastern counties had evacuations due to flooding, said state officials. Beaufort, Craven, Duplin, and Pender counties. Such as dozens from a trailer park in Beaufort County, and some 50 people from homes in New Bern.

Officials predict parts of Burgaw, Elizabethtown, Smithfield, Goldsboro, Kinston, Tarboro, and Windsor will face more flooding into early next week. The Neuse River in Kinston, for example, isn't expected to crest until Tuesday night and at about three feet about flood stage. Read the story and watch the footage.

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