Gertrude Meadows, of Heavens Lane of Swansboro Belgrade Road, was one of the lucky ones.

As she and her family prepared to be flooded out of their home Thursday, the water stopped “just in time, at her front door,” said her granddaughter, Charmaine Meadows.

Edward Holmon - the owner of EC Restoration Inc. in Cape Carteret and a master certified water, fire and textile restorer - has been assessing damages and cleaning up businesses and residences in many areas including Carteret and Onslow County.