LUMBERTON, NC (WBTW) – Lumberton resident Brian Lindsay recorded a birds-eye view of flooding in west Lumberton on Tuesday. Lindsay used a drone and posted the video to his Facebook page. He gave News13 permission to share the video.
The drone video clearly shows the area under Interstate 95 where Lumber River flood waters are spilling into west Lumberton behind West Lumberton Baptist Church. The water is coming from a flooded area where the Lumber River spilled over its banks on the west side of the interstate. Crews built a temporary dirt mound barrier in the area where railroad tracks pass under the interstate from the west to east side. Sandbags were also added to the temporary barrier, but the floodwaters west of the interstate washed away the barrier, allowing water to flow into west Lumberton.
The video also shows flooding along W. 5th Street and the surrounding area.
As of Tuesday afternoon, 1,271 evacuees are in six shelters in Robeson County. People who need transportation can contact SEATS at 910-618-5679.
All city and county water systems are currently operating. However, those using the City of Lumberton water system are being asked to use as little water as possible to avoid straining the water plant. People who use the Robeson County water system are under a boil-water advisory.
Starting Wednesday (9/19/18) at 6 PM water and MRE’s (Meals Ready to Eat) will be available for the public at the follow locations around Robeson County:
-St. Paul’s Fire Department
585 W. McLean St., St. Pauls
-Britts Fire Department
9495 NC Highway 72 E., Lumberton
-Deep Branch Fire Department
3129 Deep Branch Road, Lumberton
-East Howellsville Fire Department
1000 Pridgen Road, Lumberton
-Queheel Fire Department
108 E. Rockingham Road, Maxton
-Raft Swamp Fire Department
2809 W. Highway 72, Lumberton
-Red Springs Fire Department
133 N. Main Street, Red Springs
-Northwoods Fire Department
344 Sherwood Road, Lumberton
-Orrum Fire Department
102 S. Carolina Street, Proctorville
-Rowland Fire Department
401 N. Bond St., Rowland
-Evans Crossroads Fire Department
3440 Elrod Road, Maxton
-Pembroke City Fire Department
201 Main Street, Pembroke
-Fairmont City Fire Department
107 Cottage Street, Fairmont