Murfreesboro Electric Crews helping poverty stricken area where flooding is worse

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From CBS Affiliate WTVR
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Several crews from Murfreesboro Electric are in North Carolina as opposed to South Carolina to help with utility lines and more. Amy Byers with Murfreesboro Electric explains what local electric crews are seeing on their rescue related visit to Lumberton, North Carolina...



In Lumberton, North Carolina, which is where Murfreesboro Electric Crews are stationed, residents are preparing for the situation to possibly get worse as a recently patched levee system is leaking.

In 2016, Hurricane Matthew devastated entire neighborhoods of North Carolina. That same hurricane caused over $2 million in damages to the Lumberton water treatment plant 2 years ago.

To make matters worse, just under 30% of the population in Robeson County, the area seeing the rising waters, lives under the poverty line. Most of those residents reside in the low-lying areas that are seeing the most devastation.

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