McCrory tours flood damage


GET THE WATER LEVEL DOWN ENOUGH. IN LUMBERTON, GOVERNOR MCCRORY TOURED THE DAMAGE TODAY. Reporter: JUST TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA WHAT IT’S LIKE HERE IN LUMBERTON, PLACES AND HOMES ARE STILL FLOODED. WHEN YOU’RE DRIVING DOWN THE STREET, YOU CAN SEE THE IMPACT OF THIS STORM. WE CAUGHT UP WITH THE GOVERNOR EARLIER TODAY AND HE SAID THE TOTAL STORM RELATED DEATHS ARE NOW AT 20. THE STATE IS AVERAGING TWO DEATHS PER DAY AND ALMOST ALL THE DEATHS SO FAR HAVE BEEN DUE TO DROWNING. THE GOVERNOR SAID NO ONE EXPECTED THIS. THIS IS A NATURAL DISASTER WHICH WE HAVE NEVER SEEN IN THIS AREA. THIS IS A NATURAL DISASTER THAT CAME SUDDENLY WITH VERY LITTLE WARNING, TO A MUCH BIGGER DEGREE THAN ANYONE EVER REALIZED. AND IT’S STILL A DISASTER THAT’S IMPACTING ROADS AND POWER AND WATER AND THE ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN LIFE. Reporter: THIS IS A LOOK AT I-95, AND THERE IS NO WORD YET ON WHEN THAT ROAD WILL REOPEN. 820 PEOPLE IN ROBINSON COUNTY SHELTERS, AND FOUR OF THE SIX SHIFTERS DO HAVE POWER. WE ARE AT AN EMERGENCY COMMAND CENTER SET UP. THERE ARE 110 MILITARY POLICE

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