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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 >>

Theorizing that loosed dam water caused the flooding

Elberta Hudson says that she and Thomas do not plan to buy a home in White Stocking, because the only land they were interested in was bought by the government and will presumably be designated a flood plain and made off limits to building. Then Thomas offers his theory on how the flood rose: "they" let dam water loose, which quickly overflowed creeks that were ill-equipped to deal with the volume of water.

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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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