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UNC-Pembroke Waits For Water To Recede Before Clean-Up

Posted September 9, 2004

— Many people are still dealing with the flooding left behind by Frances. People in Robeson County are in it up to their knees, but the water has to go down before clean-up can begin.

For the second day in a row, the University of North Carolina at Pembroke looked more like a canal than a college.

"It's a disaster. It's no fun. There's nothing to do. Everybody's around," student Christina Sanchez said.

The school cancelled classes during the day. University officials said as soon as the water goes down, clean-up efforts will begin.

"Clean-up is basically parking lots and the walkways that have been covered, hosing them off, picking up debris -- it's not a major effort," university official Neil Hawk said.

In the meantime, the school offered a shuttle service. Students took advantage of the service even those who thought they wore shoes high enough.

"It's so deep. It still comes up to my shins," Sanchez said.

School officials said classes are being held Thursday night. They also said they will continue with their shuttle service as long as necessary.

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