Emergency management crews will keep assessing the damaging impact of Hurricane Matthew on the region.
Federal, state and local officials set out across several
"Today we found there was a lot of water in these houses," Sutton said.
The assessments were made by members of the
The team that set out on foot through
The damage throughout the neighborhood was easily apparent Saturday, nearly a week after the storm hit.
Curbs were filled with debris, drywall and insulation. Storage containers and dumpsters were parked in driveways. Residents spent the weekend gutting houses and dumping water-soaked sofas, beds, dressers, tables and clothing on front lawns.
She remembered falling asleep on the sofa last Saturday night. When she sat up around midnight, her feet landed in water.
A 911 dispatcher, she said, told her to stay put and monitor the water's depth, which she estimated reached the outlets on the wall. She survived the night and escaped her home. She walked through waist-deep water to get to
Urquhart said she grew nervous and scared while wading, but she looked up to the sky and asked God to keep her safe.
"I kept my belief in God," she said. "I'm very grateful to be alive, but I need help."
At noon on Saturday, City Treasurer
At a community meeting on Thursday, planned long before the storm, angry residents accused the city of neglecting drainage issues.
Atkinson on Saturday said the city can find money for the light-rail extension from
"We want drains, we need drains but we do not need trains," Atkinson said.
On Thursday, City Manager
In the backdrop of Saturday's rally, piles of furniture were laid out on
They don't have flood insurance and don't have anywhere else to go. They have been sleeping inside the one-story house and she said she feels the city has ignored them and offered little assistance.
"My parents built the house in 1956 and we have never seen flooding this bad," she said.
A steady flow of residents in need of food, clothing and a place to stay stopped Saturday at the temporary recovery center at
Nonperishable food donations can be dropped off at fire stations across
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