Flood waters recede from site of Lenoir Co. emergency rescues

Flood waters recede from site of Lenoir Co. emergency rescues (Image 1)
Flood waters recede from site of Lenoir Co. emergency rescues (Image 1)

Flood waters have receded around a Kinston mobile home park, where several people had to be rescued Monday.

It happened around 8 a.m. Monday morning along Gulick Dr., right off of Highway 11. Lenoir County Emergency Services Director Roger Dail said those rescued were not in any immediate danger.

Despite the high waters, some people still decided to drive through it, which Dail urged people not to do.

Maurice Joyner, one of those rescued, said it was an unwelcome surprise. “It’s not a good sight. Not when you got your grand kids and wife in the house with no transportation. It’s not good at all,” Joyner said.

People at the mobile home park said the area is prone to flooding. Some, like Doris Moody, moved away because of high waters. She said trash clogging the drains adds to the problem.

“People just take the trash and they just put it on the outside, and sometimes a dog or something will get into it and tear it up, and then it’s all over the place,” Moody said.

People at the mobile home park said they hope changes will be made so this is the last flood.

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