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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Thomas Samuel Hudson and Elberta Pugh-Hudson, December 18, 1999. Interview K-0283. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

A late rescue from the rising waters of Hurricane Floyd

Elberta Hudson describes her reaction to the flood and the reaction of her neighbors. Elberta did not want to leave, but soon the waters grew dangerously high, at which point a rescue team arrived—miraculously, according to Elberta. Against the advice of the rescuers, she and her husband left in their own truck—the "Lord's Truck," with the Lord's Prayer written on it—instead of in a rescue vehicle.

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Oral History Interview with Thomas Samuel Hudson and Elberta Pugh-Hudson, December 18, 1999. Interview K-0283. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) in the Southern Oral History Program Collection, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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