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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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