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WECT Exposes Issues that Led to Hurricane Florence Flooding


Topic: Investigative Reporting
Posted on 3/1/2019

Gray Televisionís NBC affiliate WECT Wilmington, N.C., investigated government mismanagement of a dike that breached during Hurricane Florence in September 2018. Flooding in the small town of Kelly, caused by the breach, forced 340 to evacuate their homes and 111 to be air-lifted to safety. Many of these residentsí homes were destroyed or nearly destroyed by the floodwater.



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