Footage of flash flooding from heavy rain and storm surge associated with Hurricane Matthew over the communities of East Lake and Columbia in eastern North Carolina. Vehicles driving and floating in flood waters. Residents of East Lake trapped between the Pamlico Sound and the Albemarle Sound.
All footage shot during morning and afternoon daylight of October 9, 2016 in/near East Lake and Columbia, NC by Meteorologist Simon Brewer.
1 & 2. POV shots of large swells from Albemarle Sound crashing into causeway connecting the community of East Lake to the mainland.
3. pushed-in shot of an SUV driving through spray and crashing waves on causeway to evacuate from the small community of East Lake as flooding covers area.
4. POV driving shot going over causeway leaving small community of East Lake, NC where floods from storm surge and heavy rain were covering the area.
5-7. Pushed-in shots of truck attempting to drive through flooded river over highway 64 outside Plymouth, NC as cars bob in the surrounding flood water.
8-13. Various shots of two pickup trucks caught in flash flooding from a small creek in rural eastern North Carolina.
14-16. Shots of "Columbia Middle School" surrounded by flood water from rain and storm surge from Albemarle Sound as winds from Post Tropical Hurricane Matthew still cause a surge in the region.
17-19. Pushed-in shots of resident wading through flood waters in town of Columbia, NC
20 & 21. shots of flooded wildlife research facility surrounded by flood water near Columbia, NC
22-26. Various POV driving shots of flooded Highway 64 between the communities of Columbia and East Lake, NC
27-29. Shots of the small flooded community of East Lake, NC: residents wading through deep water trying save some valuables from flooded homes. Highway 64 covered in deep flood water.