Monthly Archives: October 2016

Robeson County devastated by flooding

Much of Robeson County is still recovering from the flooding damage caused by Hurricane Matthew. Despite the rumors, the levee in Lumberton did not actually break, though the Lumber River did overflow its banks in numerous locations. Many homes in … Continue reading

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Military and civilian rescues continued during the week

Flooding in North Carolina kept the National Guard busy as they performed water rescues throughout the state. Lumberton is one of the cities inundated with high water after Hurricane Matthew. Of the known deaths blamed on Matthew nationwide, at least … Continue reading

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Shelters being consolidated as utilities restored

According to the Robesonian Newspaper, there are 290 people remaining in emergency shelters in the county. There were seven shelters serving the county originally, some were schools, who at least had running water if not electricity, such as South Robeson … Continue reading

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Hundreds rescued by air or boat

Rescue teams in North Carolina were using helicopters to pluck people from their roofs, and boats to reach people down below. Emergency crews in Lumberton say they were trying to save some 1,500 people who were stranded by the flood. … Continue reading

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Campus flooding and power outage takes its toll on students

The campus of UNCP lost power in the afternoon of October 8th, after Hurricane Matthew hit the region. The next morning students woke to flooded roads and parking lots; still without electricity. Several campus facilities were unapproachable, and many thoroughfares … Continue reading

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Braves football team gets temporary digs after hurricane

Damage and flooding caused by Hurricane Matthew left the UNCP football without a practice or game field for a week. It took days for the flood waters to be absorbed or to evaporate, but by that time players were staying in … Continue reading

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Hurricane Matthew shuts down UNCP for a week

Fall Break was already scheduled for Thursday and Friday, but the ongoing power outage and flooded roadways and parking lots meant the entire week of classes and activities was canceled, including online classes.  The phone lines for campus police were … Continue reading

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