Fayetteville, NC Flood, Aug 1908


Fayetteville, City of 12,000, Is Now Under Water.

Walls Sink In Augusta - Frost Adds Suffering.

Fayetteville, N. C., Aug. 28. -- This city, with a population of 12,000, located on Cape Fear river, was almost entirely submerged because of floods of last night and today. Three thousand persons are homeless.

Walls Fall.
Augusta, Ga., Aug. 28. -- The flood has apparently damaged the foundations of many buildings in the lower part of the city. Today the Central Grammer[sic] school collapsed, the walls of the National Biscuit building have fallen and the under-pinning of the Port Royal bridge is washed away.

Cold Added.
Throughout Georgia and the Carolinas the temperature today dropped near the frost point, adding much suffering to those homeless by the floods.

Waterloo Daily Courier Iowa 1908-08-28