Moore Officials Say Some Drought-Ridden Areas In Danger Of Flooding
Posted March 10, 2003 10:53 a.m. EST
MOORE COUNTY, N.C. — Months ago,
creeks and streams
in Moore County were nearly bone dry because of a statewide drought. Now, some are overflowing due to a wet winter.
The lake in the Woodlake community near Vass is much more of a water hazard for golfers. Rising waters forced authorities to close many of the surrounding roads.
"It comes in here and it's not able to get out as quick as it needs to get out," said Assistant Fire Chief Tony Sassano, of the Vass Fire Department.
On the opposite side of the lake, a series of flood control gates are protecting homes down stream.
Sassano said more rain could change the situation from worrisome to dangerous, which is a change from last summer's lack of water.
There is also a flood warning at the Lower Little River around Fort Bragg. The Tar River at Tarboro and the Neuse River in Goldsboro should also crest in the next couple of days with minor flooding possible.