National Guard, Greenville police patrol flooded neighborhoods

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Residents and property managers in the Wyndam Circle neighborhood continue to monitor the rising water levels surrounding their homes as the Tar River is expected to crest late Thursday or early Friday morning.

“The past couple of days the water has risen considerably,” said Chandler Harrel, ECU student.

His home has not yet been affected by flood waters.

“None of us can get here by car, but we can all walk up to our houses,” Harrel said. “Nobody has got water around me so far.”

But most are completely surrounded.

“There are some cars that are underwater; mailboxes, utility boxes,” said Crystal Fogal, Eastern Property Management. “I mean there is a lot under water back there.”

9 On Your Side rode along with National Guard and Greenville police for a closer look at the devastation in other neighborhoods.

“This is the first time I’ve been called for state action duty, and it just so happens to be for a hurricane,” said the driver from the National Guard. “So I’ve never seen flood level so high.”

The National Guard is using high-water trucks to maneuver through and monitor these flooded areas.

Harrell said even though his house is safe for now, he continues to help his neighbors

“Anyone who’s around us, we’ve all been offering help, and the community has definitely come together,” Harrell said.

In efforts to keep the community safe, the National Guard continues to patrol these areas at least twice a day.

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