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.
Hurricane Matthew flooding caused a complete collapse of Smith Road in Johnston County and several partial washouts of the road. A vehicle remained stranded in the rubble more than a week after the storm.
Hurricane Matthew didn't discriminate in its destruction and Smithfield Councilman Perry Harris was one of those affected. His warehouse wholesale business was flooded but family, friends and the community turned out to help.
Deep water causes dangerous driving conditions on Highway 50 near I-95 in downtown Benson, N.C. as heavy rains from Hurricane Matthew dumped several inches in the area. Warning: Do not drive on flooded roads.
West Johnston High School graduate Deandre Blevins talks about the East squad's 20-3 win Wednesday night in the annual N.C. Coaches Association All-Star Football Game played at Jamieson Stadium in Greensboro on Wednesday, July 20, 2016.
Pedro Segundo, a Corinth Holders High School grad and Appalachian State University recruit, talks about his game-winning goal and MVP award in the N.C. Coaches Association East-West All-Star Boys Soccer Game. The East won 2-1 at Macpherson Stadium at Bryan Park in Browns Summit on Tuesday, July 19, 2016.
East girls soccer All-Stars Nicole Guerrero of Clayton High School (at left) and Amanda Eckard of Corinth Holders High School (at right) talk about their squad’s 2-1 win Tuesday night in the annual N.C. Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game at Macpherson Stadium at Bryan Park in Browns Summit, N.C. on Tuesday, July 19, 2016.