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Vanceboro residents: "Water has nowhere to go but up"

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When it rains, it floods, for a town here in eastern North Carolina.

Despite making some improvements, people in Vanceboro, like Dane Bush, say flooding has become a way of life.

"When the rain gets heavy both ends of the street will flow over with water. You'll get to a point where you have three maybe four feet of water," said Bush.

So 9 on your side wanted to know what is the town doing to fix the problem?

Overnight rain from Tropical Storm Andrea didn't cause the flooding problems the town had anticipated. Main Street stayed pretty dry throughout the day despite the heavy rain; however, some side streets and yards told a different story.

On Grand Avenue, crews put up cones to block the watered filled street. One yard even turned into a small river.

9 on your Side talked to Vanceboro Mayor Chad Braxton, who is well aware of the flooding problem and said the town has made some improvements to help drain the water.

"We've actually made some strides in that area. We've done some ditch work in several areas over on Mill Road and had some good results from those areas that we've tried to improve," said Braxton.

The mayor says they'll keep looking for solutions to the problem as resources become available.

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