Hard Hit Areas In Pamlico County

Lowland and Hobucken were some of the hardest hit areas in Pamlico County, especially with flood damage.

Days after Irene moved through the east water is still standing in people's front yards and in Hobucken and it's almost impossible to drive down the road and not see piles of belongings along the road, evidence of how bad the flooding was here.

Nelson Lee has lived in his home on Lowland Road in Hobucken for 42 years but he's been on the island for about 65 years. During Irene, Lee and his wife stayed and says they have never left for a hurricane, but they've also never seen water get as high as it did on Saturday. Lee says, "We just watched the water that's all we did, just sit in the chair here, didn't know whether to cry or what, I'd hoping I'd be dead before this ever happened."

Down the road in Lowland it was obvious families were facing the same devastation as the Lee's. People's lives were piled outside their homes, everything ruined by water.

Barbara Carlyn and her husband evacuated for the storm, but they never thought they would come home to what they saw. "We thought it might be a little if any in the house, never like this, ours got about two- and-a-half foot.

Neighbors are now waiting on their flood insurance and hoping they receive help from FEMA. Lee says he hopes he will be able to move off the island.

There are food and water stations at all of the fire departments in the county for hurricane victims.

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  • by Tami Jo thornton Location: Portsmouth, va on Sep 3, 2011 at 08:04 AM
    Nelson and family I'am Cheryl lee's sister tami Jo Vernon and Cheryl talk about you often sharing stories of you. Tony and I are uplifting big and bold prayers for you and the island. God bless!
  • by logan Location: grantsboro on Sep 1, 2011 at 06:44 PM
    thats my grandaddy nelson lee i pulled all that carpet you see out of his house
  • by Karen Wheele Location: Brisbane Australia on Aug 31, 2011 at 05:56 PM
    My heart breaks for everyone affected. We went through the awful floods here last January where whole entire suburbs were under 3-4 metres of water. May you be blessed with a swift recovery and the strength to enjoy whatever tomorrow brings.
  • by Meg on Aug 31, 2011 at 07:21 AM
    Pretty sure it was bad everywhere. Lets not try and compare damage! My thoughts and prayers go out for the families!
  • by ??? on Aug 30, 2011 at 05:20 PM
    You should see Beulah rd-Hyde County located in Scranton!!! The highest water level Ever!!!! DEVASTATION-

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