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The Cape Fear River is cresting – overnight, the river hit 61.4 feet, more than 25 feet above its flood stage, which is 35 feet.

Those near the river in low lying areas were warned to leave their homes before it’s too late.

The rising river has put residents and business owners on edge in Harnett and Cumberland counties as the river crests from the Triangle to the coast, and WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said it should be below flood stage by Saturday.


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