Faison, N.C. endures extensive flooding during Florence

September 15, 2018
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1010 WINS reporter Ryan Jones was on the ground in Faison, N.C. on Saturday as heavy rains from Florence, which has been downgraded to a tropical storm, have caused significant flooding in the area.

Residents were frustrated by the long lines at the few gas stations that remained open and many of the roads have been closed due to rising waters. 

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Flooding is so extensive in Faison that a local cemetary was almost completely submerged. 

Ryan Jones/1010 WINS

Ryan Jones/1010 WINS

Many roads were closed in Faison due to rising water levels.

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Ryan Jones/1010 WINS

Though North Carolina officials warned residents to stay off the roads, there were those like Nolan Lynch, who needed to test the depths of the waters for himself. 

The slow-moving storm continued to wreak havoc on Saturday, as the death toll climbed to 11, according to the Associated Press. Three people in Duplin County, where Faison is located, have been confirmed dead due to flash-flooding on roadways. 

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