A coastal flood warning remained in effect Friday until midnight as water pooled on
The river near downtown was at 6.7 feet over flood stage Friday, said
High tides are forecast downtown for
Homes west of
"It's getting better but now the water could be moving to another part of the county," Collins said.
A handful of homes in the basin were almost completely submerged, Collins said Friday. Many homes in the area do not have flood insurance.
Collins said residents affected should register by calling 1-800-621-
Now officials are turning their attention to another area of the county Collins said flooded after Hurricane Floyd and they think Hurricane Matthew may be a repeat.
Water was moving to the lower end of the
"We will just have to wait and see and remain prepared," he said.
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