DISASTERS

'Every hour it's worse': Keeping vigil on N. Carolina floods

  • Caitlyn Cain, left, and friend Sidney Daniels inspect flooding associated with Hurricane Matthew near Cain's old home, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, in Greenville, N.C. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

    Caitlyn Cain, left, and friend Sidney Daniels inspect flooding associated with Hurricane Matthew near Cain's old home, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, in Greenville, N.C. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)  (The Associated Press)

  • Kyle Hawley, right, and roommate Trey Wood, pilot their boat through the streets of their neighborhood, flooded by water associated with Hurricane Matthew, as they gather belongings from their home, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, in Greenville, N.C. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

    Kyle Hawley, right, and roommate Trey Wood, pilot their boat through the streets of their neighborhood, flooded by water associated with Hurricane Matthew, as they gather belongings from their home, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, in Greenville, N.C. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)  (The Associated Press)

  • Sandbags and no entry signs are seen in front of apartments located near the Tar River as floodwaters associated with Hurricane Matthew continue to rise on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, in Greenville, N.C. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

    Sandbags and no entry signs are seen in front of apartments located near the Tar River as floodwaters associated with Hurricane Matthew continue to rise on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, in Greenville, N.C. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)  (The Associated Press)

Anita Van Beveren has been coming back day after day, as often as once an hour, to watch the brown floodwater's progress toward the rental home she shares with her two teenage children in Greenville, North Carolina.

While she got many belongings out, they couldn't move everything — one of their bicycles is chained to a back deck surrounded by water. She says she's been crying, but she feels lucky to be staying with friends.

Her leafy neighborhood is one of many around North Carolina to suffer flooding after Hurricane Matthew.