It's been more than a month now since driving downpours caused Eastern Carolina roads and homes to flood and many residents still await help from the federal government and insurance companies.
Mitch Townsend of Craven County is among those still trying to get back to normal. He and family members spent hours ripping up a layer of their floor and ripping out drywall all in an effort to dry out his home.
While Townsend and many others living along Streets Ferry Road in Vanceboro are required to purchase flood insurance, insurance agent Billy Whitford tells us that everyone is considered in a flood plain, so the banks don't require flood insurance for everyone.
Townsend says he did have flood insurance and is glad he did. Now he's just waiting to find out when repairs will be completed so he can move back into his home.