Sun Aug 14, 2022

Storm was ’35 crazy minutes’ in Whiteville

City Safety Officer Hal Lowder directs traffic around the flooded area near Madison Motors.

More than 4.3 inches of rain fell in Whiteville in 35 minutes Friday, according to city officials, overwhelming storm drains and causing dozens of calls to 911 and Public Works.

Using the U.S. Geologic Survey rainfall calculator, that equals 39 million gallons of water fell just within the city limits. Although several areas

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