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Burgaw residents try to stay above water

Hugged against the North Cape Fear River, this area experiences severe flooding. Hugged against the North Cape Fear River, this area experiences severe flooding.

BURGAW, NC (WECT) - For generations, folks in East Burgaw in Pender County have been  trying to stay afloat - literally. Hugged against the North Cape Fear River, this area experiences severe flooding.

But even though flooding has been a problem in this area for a long time, people are still suffering.

Sandy Tatrow and her husband have been living near the river for 13 years. She says at least twice a year, including now, the couple and their dogs must evacuate their home and stay in a shed and a small mobile home on higher ground.

She mentions how despite how common flooding is in the area, no action is being done to help residents in their time of need or to alleviate the flooding in the area.

The flooding has taken its toll on sandy and her husband.

"It's sickening that you just cant get to your property, your home, your life, your everyday normality," said Tatrow. "This is not normal. Just to be taken out of your environment is just very frustrating. Time consuming. Wears you out and drains you."

Recently with the heavy rains, Croomsbridge Road was closed from NC 53 to US 117 due to flooding.

According to Trevor Carroll, the division bridge maintenance engineer, the NCDOT will inspect the bridge once the water resides, but expects the bridge to be open soon.

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