Kayaks wait for the next day of the Hope Floats journey down the Neuse River.
Kayaks wait for the next day of the Hope Floats journey down the Neuse River. pseligson@newsobserver.com
Kayaks wait for the next day of the Hope Floats journey down the Neuse River. pseligson@newsobserver.com

‘Hope’ comes to Smithfield

April 11, 2014 10:18 AM

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    In Johnston County, the Neuse River at Smithfield exceeded its 15-foot flood stage Tuesday and continued to rise, reaching nearly 25 feet Wednesday afternoon. At 23 feet, the river flooded Hospital and Buffalo roads and cut off the town water treatment plant’s access to its reservoir. The river is expected to remain flooded above 15 feet until Friday night. The Neuse in Smithfield broke records during Hurricane Matthew when it rose above 29 feet.