Hurricane Matthews: Princeville NC – Southern Terrace Residents return home Other areas could be released soon

Town of Princeville 

Southern Terrace Residents return home
Other areas could be released soon

October 21, 2016

Southern Terrace residents were given the nod to go back home around 2:30 p.m. Friday. Vehicles casually rode through the quiet neighborhood with drivers and passengers seemingly expressing satisfaction by face gestures.

Officials have yet to give a timetable to when the remaining citizens will return, however they believe it could be very soon.

With the exception of small pockets of water in a few spots, the town is virtually dry. In somewhat of a celebration, on Wednesday Mayor Bobbie Jones, Mayor Pro Temp Linda Joyner and several other town officials walked from the Tar River Bridge in Tarboro to Princeville Town Hall.

The National Guard Army pumped millions of gallons out of the town which expedited the transition from flood stage to dry land.

Inspection teams were some of the first to cross the bridge. They are continuing inspecting houses and placing codes on them according to their respective conditions.

The Southern Terrace Community saw limited flooding.

A Distribution Center is opened at the Edgecombe County Chamber of Commerce 509 Trade St. in Tarboro.
For information or concerns call 252-824-0108.

PHOTO: Princeville Mayor Bobbie Jones looks over the Tar River.

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