Dozens Evacuated From Mobile Home Park

Dozens off people were evacuated from a Lenoir County mobile home park. In all between 70 and 80 people along Gulick Drive outside of Kinston were awakened Wednesday night.

Flooding in a mobile home park caused the evacuations around 11 p.m. Gulick Drive is off of Highway 11 South near the intersection with Highways 55 and 70, south of Skinner Bypass.

The Lenoir County Sheriff's Office says the evacuations were voluntary. The owner of the mobile home park says some people left as about a foot of standing water piled up around the mobile homes. He said there did not appear to be any damage inside the homes. The owner blamed the standing water on a drainage ditch that backed up in the low-lying area. He also said he has not seen this much water there since Hurricane Floyd in 1999.

Authorities say the fire department and Lenoir County Emergency Management helped with the voluntary evacuation.

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  • by Lisa Location: Kinston on Oct 1, 2010 at 05:18 AM
    SHARON - you are probably on try again!!
  • by Sharon Location: Greenville on Sep 30, 2010 at 05:52 PM
    LISA you are so simple minded! Try again please!
  • by pete Location: grifton on Sep 30, 2010 at 04:26 PM
    There is a trailer at the front of that trailer park that's 10-12 feet above ground.should that not be a clue? Duh! Huh!
  • by Anonymous on Sep 30, 2010 at 11:46 AM
    if poeple didnt litter there wouldnt be a problem either
  • by Lisa Location: Kinston on Sep 30, 2010 at 09:13 AM
    If inmates were made to work like they used to and clean out our ditches drainage would not be such a problem. Oh I forgot it would violate their constitutional rights....which I thought they lost when they broke the law!!

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