Officials urged residents to pay attention to evacuation orders, check on road closures before traveling and stay out of floodwaters, warning that even seemingly placid waters could mask quickly moving currents and pollution. Law enforcement officials went door to door in affected areas, telling people to evacuate, Reeves said.
Rescuers performed four assisted evacuations Saturday, although they said none were needed overnight.
“We expect the river to continue to rise over the next 24 hours or so, “ Reeves said at a news conference in
In the suburb of
On Sunday, their neighbor
“We’ve been able to stay in here when the water gets up,"
A foot and a half of water was inside his house, Smith said. He'd already been in touch with a contractor and insurance agent about rebuilding. Both he and his wife say they love their home, where they can sit on their back porch and watch deer and other wildlife
”It’s going to take a while for us to rebuild, but we are safe, and we’re all OK,"
On Frazier's lot next door, the water was at the bottom of the driveway but had not crept inside the one-story house where he's lived for 23 years.
“The water is very close to my house. It could flood; it could not flood. It depends on the crest right now,” he said.
Down the street, a Presbyterian church and several businesses were flooded.
The Pearl's highest recorded crest was 43.2 feet on
On Saturday night, officials released water from the nearby
Once the river crests Monday, it will take the water three to four days to go down significantly. Part of the reason is that forecasters expect several inches of rain between midday Tuesday and Wednesday evening.
”It will be days before we are out of the woods and waters start to recede,” the governor said.
This version corrects the name of the reservoir. It is the
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