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Robeson County Still Dealing With Frances Flooding

Posted September 14, 2004 4:30 a.m. EDT

— Many Robeson County residents are still recovering from the last round of rain from Frances. Now, with Ivan on the way, people are worried they may be washed out.

"We don't need any more rain in this area than we've got right now," Robeson County resident Al Kahn said.

Officials said between 6 and 10 inches of rain hit the region already. The Lumber River crested 7 feet above flood level. Even though it is going down, Robeson County is still up to its neck in water.

As each day passes, residents brace themselves for whatever lies ahead.

"I don't know what it is. You almost feel like there is inclement weather coming," Kahn said.

In fact, officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency visited Robeson County on Tuesday to see whether residents qualify for federal aid.