On Friday, Gov.
McCrory said that with water as deep as 10 feet in the town of 2,000 people, at least eight out of 10 houses have been damaged.
"I'd say about 80 to 90 percent have definite water to the floors, to the windows, including the mayor's," he said.
The governor said
"The thing that's so disconcerting to me ... is that a lot of these people who lost everything had very little to begin with," he said. "We're going to do everything we can to help them."
The county is among about two dozen in the state where residents are eligible for
Upstream, flooding has eased in some communities. Yet for other cities, such as
Matthew killed more than 500 people in
This time, water flowed around the town's rebuilt dike.
Since Matthew struck,
"Well the thought of starting over and not knowing how or when things are going to change and be better for us is heartbreaking," the 45-year-old mother said. "I mean, we know people are going to help, but they can only help so much."
Saying she doesn't work or have insurance to cover flood losses, she doesn't know how she will replace furniture, clothing and other belongings: "I have no clue."