Duplin County residents return home, survey flooding damage


KENANSVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – In the aftermath of Matthew, many Duplin County residents are finally returning home to survey their damage.

“It really wasn’t as bad as we thought it would be,” said Wyatt Silance, who lives in the county.

Some of the water has receded, but not before getting inside a few homes.

“It’s actually not in the house now since it’s lowered, but you could tell from the walls and stuff that it had gotten at least three to four inches in there,” Silance said.

On Monday, the water reached nearly five feet, and you can see the old water line on the brick of the homes.

And you can see the old water line on the brick of these homes. Derrick Mobley

‘Everybody on my road has evacuated all of their personal belonging and their houses as well,” said Derrick Mobley, Duplin County resident. “We were very concerned.”

It will be a few days before the water levels go down enough for renovation efforts to begin. All of the homes off this road are still without power.

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