ROWAN COUNTY, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - Neighbors who live near the South Yadkin River say they're thankful the flooding was not as bad as first expected, but many are still worried because they know the water is still rising.
"It's awesome, I mean you know it could've been a lot worse. We didn't get as much as we thought we were going to get,” Dorothy Farmer told FOX 46.
The river has risen more than 10 feet since Saturday afternoon.
"They said they was going to watch and if it got too bad they were going to evacuate people,” Farmer said.
The river is over 12 feet, but flood stage will kick in at 19 feet. The county and people living nearby are keeping a close eye on the river which is expected to continue rising.
"It's supposed to within the next 12, I think it is 12-24 hours,” said Farmer.
Neighbors nearby say they were told before 0the storm they might have to evacuate.
"There was a deep concern last night when we got the news even on the road that I live on, they told us that it was going to be a flood on my road that I live on and a couple other road in the local area,” said neighbor James Beasley.
Luckily no one had to, but heavy rain still caused flooding. Third St. at Grants Crossing in Spencer is still shut down. Water there is also expected to continue rising.
"My front yard it was four foot of rain. The drainage couldn't keep up with all the rain that was coming down,” he said.
The storm might be over but concerns still growing while people in rowan county watch as the river rises.
"The downfall of the rain done more damage than the wind did, and now we see the water here at the Yadkin River rising by the minute and it's only going to get worse,” Beasley said.
The river is expected to rise another 10-12 feet. The flood water is already about chest deep and the river itself is now about 15-18 feet deep.