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Threatened dam in Moore County holding, for now

Posted October 11

— Moore County officials say a dam that's been in danger of a breech is holding, so far.

Deputy Public Safety Director Scott Brooks said that crews worked until about 2 a.m. Tuesday to get sandbags in place to reduce the threat at Woodlake Dam near Vass. Brooks said crews would be out again later Tuesday morning to finish. He says the work will need to be inspected before residents can return home.

Brooks says he doesn't know how quickly that inspection can occur. He says the evacuation ordered late Monday is the second in the last three days.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for the area in Moore County, as well as Hoke and Cumberland counties because of the danger a dam failure would pose.


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