Hurricane Florence left a path of death and destruction across North Carolina as the storm’s remnants head northeast.
NY1’s Dean Meminger was in Fayetteville to report on the storm.
Officials closed the Little River Bridge to traffic after water levels went over its projected forecast of 34.4 feet.
The water level of the Cape Fear River was expected to crest at 61.8 feet by Tuesday. The river reached 58 feet during Hurricane Matthew. How will Florence affect NYC?
All areas around the river, within one mile, are under a mandatory evacuation.
Officials are urging residents to pick a side of the Cape Fear River and stay there until the bridge reopens.
Residents in the area are very concerned and fear a repeat of Hurricane Matthew. Flooding in Fayetteville: Cape Fear River rising
“If both bridges are out, we’re kind of on an island. I don’t really know what we’re gonna do,” one resident tells Meminger.
As of Monday afternoon, there have been 62 people, two dogs and two cats rescued throughout the county.