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Turning to God after total loss in Goldsboro

Posted October 13, 2016

— The worst of the flooding was receding Thursday in Goldsboro, allowing residents to get a look at what the water left behind.

Ruth Davis found her home of 30-plus years beyond repair.

"The inspectors were out this morning, and they already condemned our residence," she said.

Making that news even harder was the fact that, when Davis left on Sunday morning under an evacuation order, she thought they'd be fine.

It had rained all day Saturday in Goldsboro, but, Davis said, "Everything come Sunday morning was nice and clear.

"I had no idea that we would not be going back in to live."

Davis has lived in her home since 1981.

"We were here for Fran, and Floyd came through, but we've never had anything like this," she said.

She is relying on her faith to handle what comes next.

"I'm not worried, I'm not despaired and I'm not in dismay," she said.

"We prayed before we left, and we committed everything into the hands of the Lord. So whatever the end would be, we knew it would be his will."


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  • Josh Anderson Oct 14, 2016
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    God does not allow these things to happen. If you would read the Bible and do the proper research, you might understand this and not make these types of statements, particularly when someone of faith is believing something in a time such as this.

  • John Branch Oct 14, 2016
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    I feel for these people. I really do. I just wish someone would advise them that turning to the entity that allowed this to happen is probably not the smartest move.