Rivers continue to rise in Pender County, NC


PENDER COUNTY, NC (FOX 46) — Blue skies may have returned, but the wrath of Hurricane Matthew is still being felt in North Carolina. 

Flooding is expected to be a problem for several days, and now rescue crews from Charlotte are doing their best to help.

The Charlotte Fire Department will be staged at a command post in Pender County as the Black River continues to rise. Officials say in a matter of six hours, the river rose about one foot.

The high water is bad, but not bad enough for residents to evacuate. On Monday night Charlotte crews had to rescue 25 people. Eight more were rescued on Tuesday. In Pender County alone, officials say there have been 18 rescues.

Thankfully, no injuries or deaths have been reported.

No matter how deep the water, Charlotte swift water rescue crews say they will continue to navigate flooded areas.


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