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Florence Continues To Flood North Carolina Communities

Lisa Philip
Vicki and her daughter Madison evacuated their home in Tar Heel, NC and have been staying in a Super 8 in Fayetteville. They are seen here, stopping to check out the flooded Cape Fear River, which has recently become a sort of spectator sport.

Though Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone, its floodwaters continue to wreak havoc on North Carolina communities. 

Host Frank Stasio talks to WUNC daily news producer Will Michaels about the flooding and damage seen around the state in the last 24 hours and the ongoing effects on communities including Wilmington and Fayetteville. The Cape Fear River is expected to crest tomorrow at over 61 feet, and several other rivers are expected to remain at various flood stages into next week.

He also speaks with WUNC education reporter Lisa Philip, who was in Fayetteville and spoke with residents who decided not to evacuate despite warnings that the Cape Fear River has yet to reach its crest. It is predicted to do so in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Jennifer Brookland is the American Homefront Project Veterans Reporting Fellow. She covers stories about the military and veterans as well as issues affecting the people and places of North Carolina.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.
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