Chopper 10 video shows devastating flooding in Tarboro, North Carolina


TARBORO, N.C. (WAVY/WNCN) — Hurricane Matthew is gone, but the disaster and devastation it left behind is being felt throughout North Carolina.

No one was killed in Edgecombe County, which encompasses both Tarboro and the Town of Princeville, but many have been evacuated and roads flooded as the Tar River swelled and spilled across the area.

Chopper 10 flew above the damage in Tarboro on Tuesday.

Photos: Damage from Hurricane Matthew

The flooding area residents are seeing now is similar to that of Hurricane Floyd in 1999.

As the river peaked, WAVY sister station WNCN reports the memories of the devastating effects of Floyd were still fresh for those who lived through it.

“It’s kind of devastating to think of all the people that lost stuff and had nowhere to go and it could happen again,” said Sylvia Perkins Davenport.

More than 200 people stayed at a Red Cross shelter at Tarboro High School Monday night.

If you need information about the current situation in Edgecombe County, call the Emergency Operations Center at 252-824-0108.

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