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Very heavy rains in the Lakes Area today due to seabreeze and upper level disturbance moving thru the Central and southern Plains. Too windy in the Triangle on Tuesday for a big coverage as the winds kept the seabreeze from Developing. Weak high pressure aloft will build in Wed and stick around for a few days. Plenty of moisture underneath the ...

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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.

 

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