Hurricane Matthew & NC

United States
October 11, 2016 5:29pm CST
Hurricane Matthew has wreaked havoc on the Caribbean and several states along the East Coast in the United States. I live in North Carolina and our area was hit pretty hard. Robeson, Cumberland and Harnett counties suffered quite a bit of flooding. Robeson county is where hubby's family lives and we live in Harnett county. Fortunately, his family has not been affected by the flooding (except for power outages.. they probably will not get power back until next week, if they are lucky). We were without power for around 24 hours but it is back on now and our immediate area is slowly recovering. Lots of areas in the county are still suffering from outages. Unfortunately, in Robeson and Cumberland counties search and rescue teams are still trying to rescue families from their homes. Even though the storm is over several counties are still being issued flood warnings. Several areas are still expecting cresting of the river(s) and many areas are under mandatory evacuations. Our families have been blessed and kept safe from the major damage and we are praying for everyone out there who have been or will be affected by Hurricane Matthew.
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@1creekgirl (10327)
• United States
11 Oct 16
We live in Martin County near the coast and we were blessed not to have any flooding in our home. Our granddaughter lives in Fayetteville, but they are okay. Lots to be thankful for.
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@sugartoes (40738)
• Greencastle, Indiana
11 Oct 16
@1creekgirl amen god bless you.
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• United States
12 Oct 16
@1creekgirl I am so glad you and your granddaughter are safe. Fayetteville has had a very hard time of it.
@Morleyhunt (19750)
• Canada
11 Oct 16
Having family living in North Carolina and friends vacationing in Myrtle Beach, we were very aware of hurricane Matthews track and damage.
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@sugartoes (40738)
• Greencastle, Indiana
11 Oct 16
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• United States
12 Oct 16
@Morlehunt I hope your family and friends are alright.
@Morleyhunt (19750)
• Canada
12 Oct 16
@Shellyann36 they all weathered the storm without major incident.
@sharon6345 (125626)
• United States
11 Oct 16
I am glad it's over now if I am correct. I saw the news once and that was enough for me to see.
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@1creekgirl (10327)
• United States
11 Oct 16
It's not over in NC yet. Rivers are still rising in some areas and a dam broke near my granddaughter's, but she's okay.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
11 Oct 16
@1creekgirl My sister said she was driving in downtown Fayetteville and the water was up over the bridge! She said it was bad. She lives in Raeford and its not as bad there but some places are flooded.
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• United States
12 Oct 16
@LovingMyBabies Entire roads were wiped out in Fayetteville. They actually made national news tonight. Glad your family is ok. @1creekgirl Some of the rivers have not crested yet and there were mandatory evacuations in a few places. Glad your granddaughter is ok.
@cindiowens (3841)
• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
11 Oct 16
I live in North Myrtle Beach, and it isn't pretty in our area either. Lot's of clean up. We were truly blessed as well.
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• United States
12 Oct 16
@cindiowens glad to hear you are alright. We are so very blessed. So many people are still struggling and there are many more still being rescued. The waters have not crested yet in many places so more flooding is expected.
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• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
14 Oct 16
@Shellyann36 Yes, there are many here STILL without power, but we have our families, and that is most important!
@theBlock (2627)
• United States
18 Nov 16
@Shellyann36 Thank goodness I haven't been in a hurricane. My heart goes out to all who had
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• United States
19 Nov 16
I must admit that hurricanes are scary but tornadoes really scare the beegeezers out of me.
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@theBlock (2627)
• United States
19 Nov 16
@Shellyann36 I haven't been in a tornado either. I've been in hail before ... around 30 years ago
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@theBlock (2627)
• United States
21 Nov 16
@Shellyann36 OMG! That must've been scary---thank goodness they made it out alive
@marlina (73885)
• Canada
12 Oct 16
I feel so bad for all the people affected by those storms.
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• United States
12 Oct 16
@marlina I also feel badly for everyone who has suffered through this storm. It is not over yet because so many areas are still going to be affected by the flooding.
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@marlina (73885)
• Canada
13 Oct 16
@Shellyann36 It looks like a lot of people haven't recovered their power yet.
@PainsOnSlate (20254)
• Canada
12 Oct 16
A lot of prayers are going to all of you who have been involved with that storm, we watch it on the news and read about it on line, It makes my heart hurt.
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• United States
12 Oct 16
@PainsOnSlate In times like these it is good to see people come together and help each other out. Send all of your positive thoughts and prayers to these folks because it really does help.
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• Canada
12 Oct 16
@Shellyann36 Will do and will continue...
@rebelann (41254)
• El Paso, Texas
12 Oct 16
I'm so glad you're safe from all that. Seems to me that each year those storms just get stronger, I wonder why.
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• United States
12 Oct 16
@rebelann thank you so much. It does seem that all of the natural disasters are getting larger and stronger. Sad situation.
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@rebelann (41254)
• El Paso, Texas
12 Oct 16
Yes it is @Shellyann36 and I wouldn't be surprised if it has something to do with all the fracking big corporations are doing to our planet.
@sugartoes (40738)
• Greencastle, Indiana
11 Oct 16
I watched the WHOLE thing of how bad you guys all hot HAMMERED by Matthew I'm praying for ALL that was in it's path & hope they can recover from this god bless.
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• United States
12 Oct 16
@sugartoes thank you for the prayers.
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@sugartoes (40738)
• Greencastle, Indiana
12 Oct 16
@Shellyann36 you very welcome
@PainsOnSlate (20254)
• Canada
20 Nov 16
It must have been a scary event for your family. I can't imagine being in a storm like that. Our neighbours were going to the Caribbean for their 25th anniversary and the resort called them and said there was nothing left so don't come and they gave them back their money. They went to the west coast of Mexico for their anniversary..
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• United States
21 Nov 16
@PainsOnSlate glad they were able to enjoy their vacation.
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@BelleStarr (38213)
• United States
12 Oct 16
We have family who was affected by the storm as well and in both cases praise the Lord there was little or no damage.
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• United States
12 Oct 16
@BelleStarr I am so glad that your family is alright.
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• United States
12 Oct 16
I've been watching the news and it's so sad seeing all the flooded areas & the evacuations. Glad that your family is safe
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• United States
12 Oct 16
@Marilynda1225 thank you so much. There are still so many places that have not been evaluated yet so more damage is yet to be acknowledged.
@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
12 Oct 16
I will add my p[rayers to all hit by hurricane Matthew
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• United States
12 Oct 16
@Hatley thank you so much. The prayers are needed and appreciated.
@shivamani10 (11232)
• Hyderabad, India
11 Oct 16
really sad about the hurricane. Many people had lost their lives. you are lucky .
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• United States
12 Oct 16
It is very bad and we are so fortunate. Prayers for the others out there affected by Hurricane Matthew.
• Jacksonville, Florida
11 Oct 16
My parents live in Cumberland county and my sister lives in Hoke county. I know there's so much flooding and damage in NC. =( We were without power for4 days and it was awful. This storm has affected so many people...
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• United States
12 Oct 16
@LovingMyBabies Your family is in my prayers. Cumberland county is really bad and I hear Hoke got quite a bit too. The power outages around here are massive. Many places may not have power for a week or even more. The flooding has caused so much damage and power lines were part of the damage. Glad you got your power back.
@paigea (22199)
• Canada
11 Oct 16
Glad you are all right. What a mess for some!
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• United States
12 Oct 16
@paigea thank you so much. Yes lots of folks have lost everything.
@PatZAnthony (12656)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
12 Oct 16
Good that you were safe! We had high winds and plenty of rain, but not much damage in our area. Sad to say, we do see some on the news today that are still in a mess b/c of Matthew.
@marsha32 (6693)
• United States
12 Oct 16
Glad to know that you are safe. Oh I would go so stir crazy without electricity and being able to do my stuff online!! I remember once an ice storm took out our electricity for over a week. I stayed at my mom's since hers didn't go out, but she didn't have cable or internet. I did spend a lot of time crocheting, as that was before I started sewing, and the girls and I got in a lot of schoolwork too during all those days.