Vanceboro looks at long road to recovery

VANCEBORO, N.C. (WNCT) – Vanceboro is recovering from Hurricane Matthew’s aftermath, but many driveways and front yards are still under water.

Craven County Commissioner Jason Jones said the road to recovery will be a long journey, especially for the local economy.

“Craven County has a lot of acreage of corn, beans, peanuts, sweet potatoes, cotton that are still in the field, and we have already taken a devastation in 2015,” Jones said. “Now this devastation from Hurricane Matthew is going to have great consequences on the agricultural community in rural Craven County.”

The Craven County emergency services director said more than 100 emergency calls were made in the county in relation to Matthew.

There were six emergency rescues and more than 40 trees that fell on homes.

About 60 road closures remain throughout the county, but the water does seem to be receding and NCDOT crews finally began to remove some road-closed signs from roads.

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