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Beryl Results In Flooded Roads, Evacuations In Beaufort County

The flooding from Tropical Depression Beryl caused some headaches for emergency management in Beaufort County.

Emergency officials were dealing with road closures and several evacuations.

Emergency Management director John Pack said much of the flooding was localized to the city of Washington.

Pack says at one point around fourteen roads were closed at points because of the rapid flooding. Eight town homes had to be evacuated as well.

Pack said county flooding was on par with that from Hurricane Irene because there has been a lack funding for cleaning debris from rivers and streams that make a little rain seem like a lot as far as flooding is concerned.

Some people we talked to aren't as concerned about the rain as they are about the drivers in the rain. They say that vehicles attempting to cross flooded roads are pushing water onto their property and damaging their yards.

According to the city of Washington website, joyriding through the streets that causes wakes that could damage adjoining properly is a misdemeanor.


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