Matthew’s effects still felt in Lenoir County

Flooding continues to affect Kinston after Hurricane Matthew. (WNCN)
Flooding continues to affect Kinston after Hurricane Matthew. (WNCN)

KINSTON, N.C. (WNCN) — Lenoir County is still recovering from Hurricane Matthew, and a number of residents are still suffering in the fallout from Hurricane Matthew.

49 year old Cathy Murrell left her trailer home Wednesday night as the local creek in front of her house started to rise. She took what she could and left the rest behind.

“It feels bad,” she said. “My heart is heavy. It’s heavy down here. I pray to god I can get into my house tomorrow to see if it got any

Flooding continues to affect Kinston after Hurricane Matthew. (WNCN)
Flooding continues to affect Kinston after Hurricane Matthew. (WNCN)
ages or not.”

Murrell is currently staying with her sister but is thankful her and her family are safe from the storm.

“Most of all I got my life. I can always get furniture and all other things. I can’t get no other life. I just thank god that we all got out in time and everybody is safe. We will start our recovery now, today,” Murrell said.

The flooding on Lincoln street stopped Greenville native Lynchristila Morning from getting to her job. She hasn’t been to work since last Friday and is losing money to pay for rent, utilities and food for her family.

“I’m trying to stay positive but it’s kind of hard. All of the flooding and thinking about all of the people that are in a worse predicament then I’m in. It’s devastating,” she said.

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