US representatives, Fayetteville mayor assess flood damage throughout the city

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – On Saturday, two United States representatives and Fayetteville Mayor Nat Robertson toured areas in the city that were impacted by flooding following heavy rains Wednesday and Thursday in central and eastern North Carolina.


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U.S. Reps. Richard Hudson (NC-08) and Robert Pittenger (NC-09) joined Robertson to visit the areas impacted by the rains and to survey damaged areas around the city.

“The seven inches of rain this week caused serious damage and resulted in numerous water rescues in Cumberland County,” said Reps. Pittenger and Hudson in a statement sent to the media. “[On Saturday], we will meet with local officials and emergency personnel to assess the damage and offer our support.”

Roads in Fayetteville and Cumberland County were severely impacted. Manchester Road and Jumping Run Creek were considered “washed out” Thursday morning in Cumberland County.

Fayetteville received assistance from outside emergency services agencies, city officials said.

The city reported that more than 25 people had to be rescued from flooded areas.

Wednesday night and Thursday morning, the Fayetteville Police Department responded to around 80 reports of flooding because of the severe weather in the region.

The City of Fayetteville provided a list of roads affected by flooding by Thursday morning:

  • Odom Road
  • Cumberland Street
  • Murchison Road
  • Durham Street
  • Campbell Avenue
  • Whitfield Street
  • Waterless Street
  • Taft Street
  • Ray Avenue and Maiden Lane at Festival Park
  • Bragg Boulevard at Rowan Street intersection
  • Veterans Park area
  • Filter Plant Drive
  • Hooks Street
  • Cool Springs Street
  • Washington Drive
  • Blue Street
  • Cliffdale at Bunce
  • Cliffdale at Waters Edge
  • Murchison at Rowan Street
  • Stoney Point at Gillis Hill
  • Strickland Bridge at Hackney Loop
  • Galatia Church Road is washed out
  • Sykes Pond Road is washed out

Only three roads are currently closed due to flooding in Fayetteville:

  • Strickland Bridge Road at Hackney Loop (will be closed for 2-3 weeks due to a pavement failure)
  • Galatia Church Road is washed out
  • Sykes Pond Road is washed out

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