RALEIGH, N.C. -- A northeast Raleigh neighborhood along the Neuse River is breathing a sigh of relief after learning the gates of the Falls Lake Dam will remain closed.
- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers cut all releases from the Falls Lake Dam along with the Scott and Jordan Dams
- All releases will be cut until downstream conditions improve
- Neighbors say since the Milburnie Dam was removed, they haven't had many overflow issues
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers cut all releases from the Falls Lake Dam along with the Scott and Jordan Dams, until downstream conditions improve.
One man who lives in the River Landings neighborhood off Buffalo Road says the Neuse River can't handle the additional water flow especially after heavy rain from a hurricane. It ends up flooding his backyard.
He also says with Florence heading towards the Carolinas, he prepared for the worst.
"I have full sympathy for everybody down south of us. The only thing we got was storm runoff," said resident Ernie Behrle.
Several neighbors say since the Milburnie Dam was removed over the last few months, they haven't had to deal with as many overflow issues from the Neuse River.