Gov. Cooper: ‘Do not try to return home yet,’ more flooding expected

RALEIGH – Governor Roy Cooper warned North Carolina residents to not return home to the coast just yet.

He said there are 16 rivers currently flooding in North Carolina, with three more expected to crest Wednesday or Thursday.

“One thing we know too well is that sunshine doesn’t necessarily mean safety,” he said. “I know it was hard to leave home and it’s even harder to wait and wonder whether you even have a home to go back to. But please, for the effectiveness of our emergency operations do not try to return home yet, particularly in Pender, New Hanover and Brunswick.”

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