Earlene Parlier and her husband live in Catawba County. They can't live in their home anymore after they say the floodwater rose 4 feet inside.
Tuesday, Gov. Pat McCrory and Transportation Secretary Tony Tata came to see the damage themselves.
"I'm glad he cares," said Parlier.
"We have home damage, road damage, crop damage due to these patterns of rains that many people have not seen in their lifetime," said McCrory.
McCrory also stopped at a bridge on Beam Lumber Road in Lincoln County. He says it is one of 55-60 roads and bridges in Lincoln and Catawba counties that the state knows need repair.
He said right now those repairs are estimated to cost about $5 million.
The Governor's Office said NCDOT (<--spell out) crews are still assessing the damage. In some places they need to wait for the water to recede more.
Tata told reporters Tuesday that the state will come up with temporary fixes to some roads and bridges as it can.
The governor said there is enough money to fix the road issues, with help from the reserve funds, but the work will take time.
"Some of these roads we probably are talking about months," he said.
Tuesday, Eyewitness News did see signs of progress. Neighbors say Gracie Lane in Catawba County had a huge hole in it Monday. Tuesday, crews filled it in.
"I was shocked when I saw them out here early this morning," said Linda Austin, who lives near the road.
McCrory said right now he is working with the Agriculture Department to see if the state can help farmers whose crops have been damaged by the water.
On Wednesday, the Governor's Office said that officials from the U.S. Small Business Administration will come to see if home and business owners could qualify for federal aid.
Parlier said that could help some of her neighbors.
"We might have been hit hard, but we're not the only ones," she said.
During the tour, McCrory and his team told Eyewitness News that the department of transportation has declared a state of emergency in the area. That allows them to suspend the bid process and get right to work on repairs.