Princeville, 10 Years After Floyd

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

Today is the 10 year anniversary of Hurricane Floyd, the worst natural disaster to ever hit North Carolina. Towns were flooded, residents displaced, some forced to live in trailers for months.

A decade later we went to Princeville, one of the hardest hit areas by the storm. Princeville Mayor Delia Perkins tells WITN, Floyd devastated the area, but now 10 years later the town has rebuilt itself.

Among other things there is a new town hall, levee, and museum, plus improved housing for residents. Perkins says on this anniversary she wants residents to remember that nightmare back in 1999 and grow from it.

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  • by voter Location: nc on Sep 16, 2009 at 08:24 PM
    slumville; welcome to the club,,,i have the same story.
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Sep 16, 2009 at 07:20 PM
    Jim, don't you know that in a lot of people's eyes. Princeville is more important than all the rest of the state combined.But you know, people like you and I that see that somethings wrong with this, then we're just Racists!
  • by Slumville Location: Eastern NC on Sep 16, 2009 at 07:13 PM
    I just made the same comment as Jim only in more detail and apparently it was too brutally honest to be posted... So, I will just agree with Jim 100% rather than going into further details.
  • by Jim Location: Tarboro on Sep 16, 2009 at 06:12 PM
    Princeville is a town that could not exist apart from government subsidies. Yet they rebuild, with govt money, our money, in a flood plain

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