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'The Church Being the Church': Faith Groups Brave Floodwaters to Get Aid to Stranded City of Wilmington

'The Church Being the Church': Faith Groups Brave Floodwaters to Get Aid to Stranded City of Wilmington Read Transcript


- [Erik] Carolina rivers still rising.

Mountain streams flooding neighborhoods.

- We know that we're gonna havea significant flooding event

in eastern North Carolina.

We do know that the Lumber River,

the Northeast Cape Fear River,

the Black River, the Cape Fear River

are all gonna be past flood stage.

- Right now, there's no wayin or out of Wilmington.

(helicopter propellors whir)

Rescues continue throughout the Carolinas.

Now the hunt is on fornecessities like food,

and help is on the way.

Behind me are 20 FEMA trucks

with enough food and waterto feed some 60,000 people

over the next four dayshere in Wilmington.

Wilmington officials saythat it was a journey

from Fort Bragg to here

that took them many hours to complete

and they needed a police escort.

- The major arteries are all closed.

They're flooded.

This took a coordinated effortwith the State Highway Patrol

literally taking them through back road

after back road after back road.

- [Erik] Local churches andorganizations are also helping.

Mercy Chefs from Virginia

dishing out some 16,000 meals a day.

- We'll do on-site feeding.

We'll be sending food outto the local community

making door-to-door deliveries.

- [Erik] For Blair Parrish,

receiving diapers savedher a trip to the store

and long lines for her newborn.

- We thought we were prepared,but, as we found out,

we weren't quite asprepared as we thought.

- [Erik] Officials are urgingpeople to stay off the roads.

Some 1,200 roadways are still closed

in North Carolina alone.

In Wilmington, Erik Rosales, CBN News.

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