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Sunday Morning Rising Water
October 28, 2012
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One of the first places to flood is Hodges Street, typically near the Town Dock. Water was covering the road almost all the way to South Water, at the corner where the High Water Sign sits..

Water in the middle of Hodges at 9a was almost knee high. Another gauge is the water level along the railings on the wharf.
On Broad Street, the streets were dry, but the Oriental Village Veterinary Hospital was not taking any chances. A long sand bag graced the front door.
Another part of Oriental storm prep is finding a place to park the car out of the way of rising waters. This was the scene at the First Citizens bank around 8:30. Not a run on the bank but a hope of keeping the car high and dry in what has traditionally been one of the highest spots in Oriental.
Here’s hoping that the actual Neuse waters do not reach the drive-thru lane and the license plate bearing the Neuse River’s name.
The front of the bank allowed for some parking too.

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Posted Sunday October 28, 2012 by Melinda Penkava


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