Limited access to some Greenville neighborhoods due to location in evacuation zones


GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – From the sky to the ground, WNCT 9 On Your Side is working to show you all the damage Hurricane Matthew left behind.

There was a crowd of people at the Greene Street Bridge at Tar River all day Tuesday. People are definitely curious about the water levels.

The police tape was put up Monday night and it’s just one of many roads and bridges from across the area that are already closed off anticipating what could happen with the flooding.

There are a number of neighborhoods that have limited access because they are in the mandatory evacuation zones.

9 On Your Side spotted a number of people outside, some cleaning out their homes and others just taking a look at the water that has already started to fill the street.

Some of the people who live in the surrounding neighborhoods are ECU students. They came home from fall break to learn that they wouldn’t have class for the rest of the week and they needed to evacuate their homes and apartments.

Many of them say they’re terrified of what the flooding may bring.

“Everything we have is in there,” said Imalai Negron Martinez, ECU student. “You know, it wasn’t furnished. All the stuff in there is our’s.  So all of our stuff geting destroyed, that would be the most concerning part about it.”

The city curfew begins at midnight Wednesday.

Police want to remind people that if they are in a mandatory evacuation zone and do not leave, law enforcement will get involved.

They also said people who are hanging around the flooded areas could be causing problems for first responders who are out trying to get to people who need help.

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