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Parts of Moore County underwater after Andrea

Posted June 8, 2013
Updated June 9, 2013

— Busy roads were closed and at least half a dozen homes were evacuated Saturday after Tropical Storm Andrea's heavy rains lead to significant flooding in parts of Moore County. 

Cantos Orellama lives in Moore County and endured Hurricanes Fran and Floyd, but says he has not witnessed flooding this bad.

"Nissan in the water, a Harley Davidson in the water, a tractor in the water, all of my belongings are in the water," Orellama said.

Neighborhoods usually divided by roadways were under feet of water Saturday.

Bruce Campbell, of Moore County,  says he left his home around 8:30 Saturday morning and the roads were passable. "I came back at 12:30 p.m. and I could not even get in my driveway."

According to an emergency management spokesman Friday's rain was too much, too fast and the flooding was a result of nature. 

The American Red Cross provided some of the displaced residents with a hotel room Saturday night, others say they will stay with friends and family.

Residents will not be able to assess water damage until at least Sunday, when water levels are expected to recede. 


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