Hurricane Matthew caused Devastating flooding in Fayetteville NC

Posted by needtshirtsnow 10/09/2016 15 Comment(s)

Hurricane Matthew caused Devastating flooding in Fayetteville NC




Photo above is a Family Photo in Waist-High Flood Waters @Walking Trail Way, Grays Creek By Bianca Sanders



Hurricane Matthew has come and gone and done a lot of damage in its path. Locally in Fayetteville NC, the Power has been out for over 70% of the residents. There have been massive amounts of flooding and damage from trees falling on houses and cars. There is a notice to boil all water at least until Thursday, October 13th, due to a break in the main water line. Here at Need T-shirts Now we have been fortunate that we did not have any major damage. 


There are lots of smaller communities around that have been getting evacuated due to whole towns submerged in water. In the city of Lumberton, there are 1000s that are currently trapped in.



 Hurricane Matthew first struck Haiti and Jamaica with reports of more than 800 victims that lost their life due to this storm in Haiti alone. After going through Cuba and making landfall in central Florida and making its way up the southern east coast states Matthew finally arrived. There were reports that one of the Red Cross shelters also was flooded early on and everyone needed to get evacuated.


There have been reports that more than 50 roads are closed and there is currently a curfew from 7pm to 7 am. I've read that you will also want to boil your water before drinking. We will get back to business as normal as everything clears back up.


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Below are some photos of the flooding in NC
















Being Prepared


The majority of us were not prepared for this hurricane. We had plenty of time to try to prepare but others probably like my self-didn't take it seriously. For future references, there are some things that you should always have just in case of a storm like this. 


  • Water: You can not have enough water. Not only was the power off but we had an advisory to boil the water before use. I tried to go to the grocery store the next day and no one in the city had water. I ended up paying $21 for a 24 qty case of Fiji water from a local store called BJ's


  • Generator: Having a generator is a good idea. It may take days or even weeks for your power to get cut back on. A generator may keep your fridge or freezer on saving your food from spoiling and maybe a few other appliances 


  • Batteries: Batteries are also a good idea to keep handy. Batteries can be used for your flashlights and small portable radios.


  • Food: It is a good idea to keep food that won't spoil as fast such as can goods and other nonperishable items.


  • Safety Bag: A bag with some of the items above along with clothing just in case you need to evacuate your house quickly due to damage or flooding.  


  • Cash: Keeping cash on hand is also vital. If the power is down, it may take weeks for ATMs or credit card machines to work. Keeping cash may be critical in getting needed supplies.


  • Floatation devices: I now recommend some type of flotation devices especially for children just in case of severe flooding. A blow-up raft would be nice to have.


  • Insurance: Renters and Homeowners insurance is definitely a good idea to have. A lot of people often forget about flood insurance. You may definitely want to add it or at least survey your surrounding area to make sure because I know plenty of people whom homes were under water.



15 Comment(s)

Paula Schuck:
10/11/2016, 03:03:18 PM,

Oh my. I cannot even imagine having to come back from such devastation. I love that you guys still managed to keep a smile on your face.

Amanda Simkin:
10/11/2016, 05:04:21 PM,

I am so sad to hear that Matthew did so much damage. I can't help but think that it is lucky that not more people were injured or killed. Here's to hoping that funds are raised to help with the hurricane devastation soon.

Ann B:
10/11/2016, 08:36:00 PM

It is so terrible all the damage Hurricane Matthew has caused. My heart goes out to all those who were affected.

Rebecca Swenor:
10/12/2016, 06:37:08 AM

My heart goes out to you and I am so happy you are all okay. Hurricane Matthew has caused so much destruction. Prayers go out to all those who have lost so much. Thanks for sharing the photos.

10/12/2016, 08:14:51 AM

Wow, I sure hope that everyone is okay and safe! I haven't really heard much about the hurricane lately, so I'm glad I saw your post. Scary to see all that water too!

Kendall Rayburn:
10/12/2016, 11:21:42 AM,

Oh my goodness - I cannot even imagine how scary it would be to see all of this in person. Such destruction so sad. :(

Christy Garrett:
10/12/2016, 12:40:08 PM,

I hope everyone is safe and have been rescued. I remember the destruction that Hurricane Floyd did to the state of North Carolina too. It was a similar situation but I think this hurricane damage will be more extensive. :(

Claudia Krusch:
10/12/2016, 04:14:06 PM,

Oh no! So scary that picture of you guys in the water! I hope you things get back to normal soon!

Nicole Etolen:
10/12/2016, 10:07:31 PM

Oh, I hope you stay safe. That's a huge flood there!

Shannon Gurnee:
10/12/2016, 10:25:51 PM,

That is so scary how much damage a hurricane can do. My mom lives in Florida and thankfully the hurricane took a turn and they were ok. My thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by the hurricane.

10/13/2016, 06:51:49 AM,

That is an terrible amount of damage. I didn't realize how bad it was! Those pictures really show the devastation, I'm sad to hear that there was so much damage even though the hurricane had been downgraded.

Terri Beavers:
10/13/2016, 06:52:07 PM,

I can't even imagine living through something like this. To lose everything and have to start over would be devastating. I've been following the hurricane news but I never imagined it to be this bad.

Shaney Vijendranath:
10/14/2016, 02:29:58 PM,

Oh no, this is terrible. It is so sad looking at all these pictures and seeing how much people lost already. Keeping the town in my prayers.

10/17/2016, 01:25:03 PM, ph

This is a very devastating news.. Hope these people will recover fast and will start rebuild their life again

Audrey Kidwell:
10/18/2016, 08:16:43 PM,

I live in Florida and Hurricane Matthew caused some damage here as well! I hope you are staying safe.

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