Greenville homes inspected after flooding

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Since Hurricane Matthew hit eastern North Carolina nearly two weeks ago, Greenville chief building inspector Leslie Everett has inspected hundreds of homes and businesses.

The Dockside apartment complex near the Greenway is his last stop.

Everett said no water got into the apartments because they’re high on stilts, but he still wants residents to be cautious.

“The number one concern is the growth of mold,” Everett said. “Once it gets in, you have to totally dry things and treat it to get it back out. It takes a lot of time.”

He said many homes in Greenville got the green light to move back in.

However, eight structures, mostly businesses, got a red piece of paper, which means lot of work needs to be done before opening.

ECU senior Antonio Lugo said he considers himself and his roommates lucky.

He only lost a table, chairs and some items in this closet.

“The water got…pretty high,” said Lugo.

After two weeks away, Lugo said he’s ready to get back to normal.

“I miss my bed,” Lugo said. “I am excited. I have been sleeping on a couch…and it’s not fun, even though they are your friends.

Everett said even though this flood damaged lots of homes and businesses, it’s nowhere near comparable as bad as Hurricane Floyd.

“If you have any concerns about your home, contact the Greenville inspections office at (252) 329-4466.

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