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  • Martha Marble
    Going ahead and run this instead of holding for the index because it has good URLS. Just remember these pictures were probably taken Thur before the flooding
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 21, 1999
      Going ahead and run this instead of holding for the index because it has
      good URLS. Just remember these pictures were probably taken Thur before the
      flooding started.


      >Date: Tue, 21 Sep 1999 08:59:49 -0400
      >From: Elizabeth Ross
      >Made it through the night! All the dieties must be listening. Apparently the
      >Tar has crested late yesterday here in Greenville, with only 4" of leeway
      >left to that miraculous power line. It's rained all night, and is still
      >raining heavily, but the weathermen and the city officials are telling us
      >that the additional flooding will affect the creeks worse than the rivers.
      >That means that the people who were flooded the first time from the hurricane
      >rain water will see more water, because it can't drain into the river just
      >now. But the level should not rise along the river itself. This is not good
      >news to their homes, but is fantastic news for Pitt County's ability to keep
      >the power coming! Cross your fingers. The city officials said that if the
      >raindrops don't splash too badly around the wire, it'll hold--still touch and
      >go. The men in rafts continue to float along its length, pushing debris
      >(including livestock carcases) away from the line.
      >Kinston has seen a rise overnight, but the news has not covered it yet this
      >morning. It takes a long time for the newsmen to get all the way around to
      >mention all our neighbors--the area involved is too large. The air traffic
      >restrictions over Greenville were being opened up yesterday to the news
      >copters, and we've finally gotten some views of Pitt County--gasp! No wonder
      >our roads are closed. All of Belvoir, Pactolus, Tranter's Creek (the north
      >side of the river that we can't get to) look like one giant lake. The only
      >way to cross the Tar-Pamlico this morning is the ferry at Aurora, but we
      >can't get to Aurora either.
      >Our mayor was just interviewed on the Today show, and while her message
      >needed to be optimism and praise for the miracles we're having, I tIf you
      watched, the footage they showed was on the south side of
      >the river (my side), and was just a fraction of the devastation the north
      >side is under.
      >The Red Cross is still asking for help here,
      >If the mail list people are still asking about areas beyond the reach of our
      >local TV copters, remind them that coverage is difficult because of air
      >traffic restrictions--reserved for emergency airlift and food-drop vehicles
      >for the most part, and because ground travel out of Greenville and
      >Washington's TV stations is more or less impossible. They are doing the best
      >they can to get information out to the locals whose lives depend on it. These
      >reporters have been on the air since last Weds. morning and should be
      >commended, not criticized.
      >The next round of problems are now being faced--disease from the polluted
      >water supplies and rotting livestock, and snake bite cautions, and
      >mosquitoes. The homes will not be safe to reenter for many more days, and
      >thanks to the rain, the water here is not going down signigicantly on the
      >large rivers. The Cashie, I understand, has receeded from the streets and
      >buildings in Windsor, and grocery stores on higher ground are operational.
      >That's good news for the people on the Bertie mail list. Goldsboro is still
      >experiencing rising levels, which may affect Kinston downstream. Again, cross
      >your fingers for those folks.
      >There are many local stories of livestock rescues this morning--every horse
      >and cow and goat saved is a blessing.
      >If my reports have been biased to Greenville, forgive me, but it has been the
      >center of rescue operations for several days now, and has gotten more
      >information than other areas. If you want to see some pictures taken before
      >the river flooding began, there is a website with some good pictures of my
      >neighborhood. Begin at page 17 to see 5th St., or go to the index and look at
      >all the pictures--about 40 altogether. The flood pictures you see here are
      >the initial creek floods, before the real flooding began.
      >index: http://www.gidgit.com/floyd/
      >and emergency phone numbers, etc., at WNCT's cooperative webhost's site at:
      >I guess the flood pictures are scarce because it has been hard to get into
      >those areas with a camera, and because it takes time to get the film
      >developed. I have some shots myself, but haven't tried to get them developed
      >yet. I'll show you my own tree later!
      > The TV reporters just announced that
      >they've been given air clearance for more areas today, so we'll get wider
      >news after today. Let's hope this flash-flood warning doesn't finish off the
      >surrounding communties.
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