More help heading to flood zone in North Carolina


(FOX 46) — FOX 46 Charlotte has learned ten nurses from Novant Health are heading to Kinston, North Carolina. They will be joining seven others who left Monday.

Carolinas Medical Center is also deploying a mobile hospital to the Lumberton area. People who live in the eastern part of the state, say additional help is needed.

Dr. Val Wynne-Hall is still assessing the damage inside her dentist office along Main Street in Hope Mills, North Carolina. Picture, taken by her Sunday morning, show people kayaking through her parking lot.

“There was still two inches of water throughout the whole building,” Dr. Wynne-Hall said. 

The water came from nearby Rockfish Creek in Hope Mills. The creek is about a block away from the dentist office, but reached levels rarely seen.

While Dr. Wynne-Hall has flood insurance, others in and around hard hit areas like Fayetteville weren’t so lucky.

“Don’t really know what we are going to do. We can still cook on the grill and stuff,” flood victim, Alfred Fields said. 

Fields and his wife are struggling to make it after the roof caved in on their home. They aren’t alone, thousands of others are also suffering extensive damage.

“We are going to do everything we can to help the people that are being impacted by this both with federal money and state money and we have good cooperation from city and county money,” Governor Pat McCrory said, during a press conference Tuesday evening.

Locally, Iredell County EMS has a crew in Beaufort County, the Charlotte area Salvation Army is serving thousands of meals and the local chapter of the Red Cross also has crews along the coast.

A lot of help, coming from many different places and victims say it needs to continue.

“Donations and everything because my chairs are a mess. We don’t even have any chairs. Our chairs are soaked in mildew where it rained. It’s just a disaster you know. We still surviving you know. We still making it,” Patrina Fields said. 

Governor McCrory said there are no plans right now to hold a special session to raise emergency rainy day funds. He says there are two disaster relief funds with about $18 million which should help the state get through February of next year.

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