Hurricane Floyd Flooding
Rocky Mount, NC Area September 16, 1999
7:00 AM Sept. 16; Candlewood &
3:00 PM Sept. 16; Candlewood
& Steeplechase Rd.
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Tarrytown Mall Finally Comes Down
The most visible and painful reminder of Floyd Flooding, Tarrytown Mall,
finally came down March 19, 2006. Once a magnificent commercial crossroads for
Eastern NC, the flooded remains standing in weeds for nearly 6 years was a
demoralizing symbol of the many ways our area suffered a variety of economic losses.
It is being replaced by a Sam's Club and signs of an invigorated economy are emerging.
Houses Demolished in FEMA Buyout
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This is a chronicle of events recorded during
the devastating Hurricane Floyd that flooded Eastern North Carolina on September 16-17, 1999.
Many pictures show the Candlewood neighborhood of Rocky Mount, North Carolina
that backs up to the usually tame Stony Creek, which flows into the Tar River.
There are also pictures of other areas in our community depicting this tragic and unexpected event.
It should be noted that Floyd left flood waters covering all of Eastern NC,
dealing a devastating blow to everyone in low-lying areas.
In particularly, there are thousands of people who will never be able to recoup
or rebuild their losses or livelihoods ....truly the storm of the century.
A personal note:
Never in my wildest dreams did I realize that I would be documenting such a tragic event when I grabbed
my camera early the morning of September 16 and the days that followed.
At the request of my neighbors, family and friends, I began posting these pictures temporarily on my
company website for the convenience of sharing the pictures of the damage from Floyd's flooding.
I don't think any of us realized how bad it would continue to get.....even now it is hard to believe what happened!
I thank the many people who have taken an interest in this site and contributed pictures of the flooding from other
areas of Rocky Mount, Tarboro, and the surrounding community. I will do my best to keep them updated
and hopefully show the progress that is being made as everyone deals with the devastating aftermath.
I have been astounded over the more than 3,000,000 accesses to this site over the past year
and appreciate the hundreds who have sent their heartfelt messages, prayers, and assistance to the people of our area.
.....Nothing is more devastating and utterly ruinous as a flood.
Martha W. Daniel
This site last updated on 12/29/07