In downtown New Bern, N.C. , accountant Mike Rogers, hammer in hand, spent Sunday tearing 2 feet of drenched drywall out of his CPA office.
"At least it's not tax season," he says, trying to keep a good attitude after a foot of water flooded the storefront office. He is using fans to dry things out, as colleagues remove files from the second story.
"It came in quick, left quick," Rogers says. "We're trying to save as much as we can."
The front window is still boarded up with the spray-painted message #NewBernStrong.