The Ford family (left to right) Lisa, Russell, Rusty and Jessica watch as the floodwaters of the Neuse River inundate the Greenway near Hwy 70 in Smithfield, N.C., Wednesday, April 26, 2017. The river is expected to crest Wednesday afternoon and is far short of the Hurricane Matthew levels from last October.
The Ford family (left to right) Lisa, Russell, Rusty and Jessica watch as the floodwaters of the Neuse River inundate the Greenway near Hwy 70 in Smithfield, N.C., Wednesday, April 26, 2017. The river is expected to crest Wednesday afternoon and is far short of the Hurricane Matthew levels from last October. Chuck Liddy cliddy@newsobserver.com
The Ford family (left to right) Lisa, Russell, Rusty and Jessica watch as the floodwaters of the Neuse River inundate the Greenway near Hwy 70 in Smithfield, N.C., Wednesday, April 26, 2017. The river is expected to crest Wednesday afternoon and is far short of the Hurricane Matthew levels from last October. Chuck Liddy cliddy@newsobserver.com

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