Governor McCrory tours eastern NC flood zones

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Governor Pat McCrory visited Bertie County after flooding (WTVD)

Governor Pat McCrory and other state officials toured the badly flooded towns in eastern North Carolina. Bertie County was among the hardest hit from what officials are calling another 100 year flood.

More than 17 inches of rain fell in parts of Bertie County last week. As the flood waters began to recede, the damage quickly became apparent. Heaps of debris lined the downtown streets of Windsor where the Cashie River overflowed its banks, cresting at 15 feet one point. Tens of thousands of dollars in damage were reported.

Monday, the governor spent time shaking hands with those affected, listening to their heart breaking stories one by one. The community of Windsor has been affected by extreme flooding three times in the last 17 years, forcing some businesses to pack up and move out. Governor McCrory assured residents of Windsor that help is on the way.

"We are going to get as many resources here as possible," Governor McCrory said. "I've got my DOT representatives here and they are going to start working on some of these beaver dams and other things. We are going to work with the mayor here and any way we can help with emergency loans. I just want to urge the rest of the state and the rest of the nation that people are hurting here."

People weren't the only ones affected, crops were too. Agricultural Commissioner Steve Troxler says peanuts and sweet potatoes will likely be the hardest hit.
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