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Old 10-14-2018, 03:21 PM
 
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The Del Webb Riverlights Website says:

"While Hurricane Florence devastated many families, homes and businesses across North and South Carolina, the community in RiverLights has been fortunate to fare the storm. We are thankful to report that there has been no flooding in our community and no major damage to any homes or businesses."
Thatís fantastic.
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Old 10-15-2018, 09:01 AM
 
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I'd like to know the same thing but considering the flooding in downtown Wilmington, I'd be worried.
The media doesn't provide context. That wouldnt get you to watch. If they told you that only one street in Downtown Wilmington flooded (Water St) and that pretty much nowhere else in the whole city flooded, you wouldnt be worried...and then read the news/watch TV, etc...

New Hanover County has some flooding issues in unincorporated areas as do the beach communities. Wilmington's issue was trees down because the soil was saturated and trees with short roots received sustained wind in one direction because of the slow movement of the storm. Trees on houses has been the main culprit of people not being in their homes.

River Lights and most places along the river are fine...Eagle Island is the natural floodplain during flood events. In other words the flooding occurs "west" of the river, not really to the east, except for a localized area of Water St...which is why Front St is the main street in downtown Wilmington.

But that is too much information to squeeze in between commercials or to fit into a headline. The goal is not to inform, its to get you to watch their ads.
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