Bertie County residents begin the road to recovery

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WINDSOR, N.C. (WNCT) – Bertie County residents are hoping to start the road to recovery as floodwaters begin to recede Friday morning.

Friday, the county will begin assembling teams to assess preliminary damages. They’ll work with the State’s Emergency Staff to secure emergency relief and recovery funding.

State Transportation Secretary Nick Tennyson rode through this community yesterday to evaluate the damage. He says his teams will evaluate if there are any changes they can make to infrastructure to ease future flooding.

At last check, nearly 60 Bertie County residents had to be rescued from their homes by boat Thursday. Several feet of water inundated parts of Windsor, dumping water into people’s homes and dragging debris into the streets

Several residents were forced to evacuate their homes, and now they’re forced to think about how to move forward.

“Hope for the best. That’s the only thing I can do. I know in some areas I know I’m sure it’s worse than this but still it’s serious and I should’ve taken it more serious,” said Lillian Williams, whose home was flooded.

Many businesses in downtown Windsor will also try to start evaluating damages Friday morning.

This flooding is so severe, many first responders and residents say they haven’t seen anything like it since 2010.

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