Helping To Reduce Flood Potential

Something you might want to do to prevent flooding where you are is to make sure you clean up items that could get stuck in storm drains and pipes.

That's what city officials in Havelock in Craven County want folks to do. Recycling bins, trash can lids and tree limbs have the potential to block the flow of water and cause flood problems, especially in low lying areas.

Blocked drains can cause big troubles even in storms where just a couple of inches of water accumulate.