Emergency crews in North Carolina's eastern
counties are keeping a wary eye on rising rivers, even as storm
clouds lift from over the state.
Flooding is still expected as the past couple of days' rainfall
moves downstream on rivers including the Northeast Cape Fear, the
Lumber and the Tar. It's expected to be Sunday before the high
water finishes passing through the river basins.
Duplin County officials expect to see high water in the
community of Chinquapin, which was inundated in early September
after Tropical Storm Ernesto passed through.
The flooding isn't expected to be as high, and no evacuations
are being ordered. That's because many people who lived in the
flood-prone area still haven't moved back in since Ernesto.