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City prepares for potential flooding
LUMBERTON - By Justin Hinton, KFDM News
The city of Lumberton is undergoing a construction project to reduce potential flooding.
When you get a lot of rain in a short distance, the ground can't absorb it quick enough, said city manager Steven Clark.
Clark says the federally funded drain project will help absorb water when heavy rain strikes Lumberton.
The purpose of the concrete is it will show less resistance to the water and allow the water to flow out of the city quicker, said Clark.
Flooding wasnt an issue Friday morning, but Clark says he drove around the city checking, just to make sure.
The rain came at such a rate that we were able to meter it out safely, so it wasn't a flooding issue, he said.
He says the new project will help alleviate some of the heavier rains.
There's no question in my mind that the improvements that we're doing will improve the drainage and that's all you can ask for, he said.
The project is expected to be completed within a year.