Greene Co. residents wait out flooding at shelter


SNOW HILL, N.C. (WNCT) – In Greene County, hundreds remain at a local shelter after major flooding damage.

Snow Hill resident Wanda Grant said it is heartbreaking to see her home flooded.

“I don’t know what’s in there because you can’t get to it,” Grant said. “We have to wait for the water to recuse and be able to tell what kind of damage we’ve had.”

She has lived in Snow Hill her whole life and said on Saturday she left with her children and only some personal belongings.

“We left some baby pictures, some furniture; my son left most of his clothes there,” Grant said.

People remain in shelters and emergency crews as well as the National Guard are working to make sure everyone is safe and provided for.

“They are using their high-wheeled vehicles to get through the deep waters to get to people who are displaced and get them the things they need,” said Kyle Dehaven, Greene County manager.

Dehaven said the creek crested early Tuesday morning, but it’s going to take at least eight to 10 days for people to get back in their homes.

Wanda said when Green County goes through a tragedy everyone becomes family, and she’s praying they can move back in as soon as possible.

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