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Downtown businesses prepared for the worst, but ‘this was the best’

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John Thompson and Jamille Gore inspect a dam Thompson had constructed to protect the Trigon Building from potential floodwaters in anticipation of Hurricane Dorian.
By Diana Matthews dianamatthews@nrcolumbus.com

Revised on: 09.6.2019 at 12:52 p.m.

Posted on: 09.6.2019 at 11:41 a.m. |

In the area of Whiteville flooded last year by Hurricane Florence, business owners were hoping for a happier outcome from Dorian as they piled sandbags and sealed doorways Wednesday.

John and Sara Thompson experimented with a strategy they had observed in Charleston to dam the doorways of the Trigon Building

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