Residents along Crabtree Creek worry about flooding from Joaquin

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – People in one Raleigh neighborhood are worried that Hurricane Joaquin could cause serious flooding.

Crabtree Creek in Raleigh is marked as a flood-prone area.

People who live near the creek say the water level is already rising.

“That creek is pretty full already,” said Ruth McCellers, Raleigh resident.

The last time the Triangle was hit by a hurricane, the entire area flooded. McCellers remembers the whole area being under water when Hurricane Floyd hit.

“We’ve been through it before. I think we’ll be alright. But everyone just needs to be careful and take care of people, that’s the first thing,” McCellers said.

The City of Raleigh says it will be keeping an eye on flood-prone areas. Residents living near the creek will be too.

“I have seen the bridge, which is up near McDonald’s, after the storm. You see the debris all the way to the top of the bridge,’ said Loretta Hannan.

WNCN has reached out to the Emergency Management Department to find out what their plan is should the creek flood.

“I think we have to watch out for people who live in low lying areas and just be aware that people could be at risk. Property is one thing; people is another,” McCellers said.

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