Beaufort County Flooded: Road Issues from the Storms
Published: Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 @ 2:55 pm
By: Stan Deatherage ( More Entries )
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The Wind and Wind gust are successfully flooding many areas along both sides of Pungo and Pamlico Rivers. The listing below does not account for many of the side roads off of these roads. Water depths can vary from two inches to three feet or more. We have had scattered power outages around the County and these will continue throughout tomorrow until the winds change direction or diminish. In light of this situation we have sent out a Hyper-Reach message to everyone in the County concerning traveling safely with all the high water and wind gust in the County.
Any ambulance being dispatched to an area near the rivers or their primary tributary needs to have a Fire Apparatus accompany them when possible. The water levels are varying up and down and several locations would have water running in the doors of the ambulances when they are attempting to get to the patients. This may slow down some responses, but we must insure the safety and arrival of EMS personnel to the scenes.
This situation is only temporary, however, the National Weather Service gave us the warnings for Coastal flooding earlier today. Some departments will need to alter their business plans if they include working in areas that are flooded or beyond the flooded portions of roads. I hope no one gets injured during the time period of the high water, but with good defensive driving and weather awareness we will work through this latest challenge from "Mother nature".
...COASTAL FLOODING AND HIGH SURF CONTINUES THROUGH AT LEAST MONDAY...
...HIGH THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS ALL BEACHES THROUGH MUCH OF THE
.STRONG NORTHEAST GALE FORCE WINDS WILL CAUSE COASTAL FLOODING FOR
MANY AREAS ADJACENT TO PAMLICO AND ALBEMERLE SOUNDS THROUGH AT
LEAST MONDAY. THE NORTHEAST WINDS WILL ALSO CAUSE MODERATE
COASTAL FLOODING FOR OCEAN FRONT AREAS ESPECIALLY AROUND HIGH
TIDE. ROUGH SURF...BEACH EROSION...AND OCEAN OVERWASH ARE
...COASTAL FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT
* LOCATION...AREAS ADJACENT TO THE PAMLICO SOUND AND NEUSE...
PAMLICO... AND PUNGO RIVERS.
* COASTAL FLOODING...WATER LEVELS 2 TO 4 FEET ABOVE NORMAL PEAKING
AROUND THE TIMES OF HIGH TIDE. SOME ROADS ALONG THE PAMLICO
RIVER REPORTED TO HAVE 4 FEET OF WATER COVERING THEM AND MANY
ROADS ARE BECOMING IMPASSABLE.
* TIMING...THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.
* IMPACTS...MODERATE FLOODING OF LOW LYING COASTAL AREAS...IMPACTING
ROADS AND PROPERTIES.
A COASTAL FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS OCCURRING OR
IMMINENT. COASTAL RESIDENTS IN THE WARNED AREA SHOULD BE ALERT
FOR RISING WATER...AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO PROTECT LIFE
* FLOOD WATCH TO INCLUDE A PORTION OF EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA...
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING BEAUFORT...GREENE...MAINLAND HYDE...
...OUTER BANKS DARE AND PITT.
* THROUGH MONDAY EVENING
* AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 3 INCHES OF RAINFALL WILL BE POSSIBLE SUNDAY
INTO MONDAY ALONG PITT...GREENE...BEAUFORT...HYDE AND OUTER
BANKS HYDE AND DARE COUNTIES...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS
POSSIBLE. THIS AMOUNT OF RAIN IN ADDITION TO PREVIOUS RAINFALL
MAY PRODUCE WIDESPREAD PONDING OF ROADWAYS AND FLOODING OF LOW
LYING AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS...ESPECIALLY WITH THE GROUND
ALREADY SATURATED. DRAINAGE DITCHES MAY ALSO OVERFLOW ONTO
ROADWAYS... AND EVEN FLOODING OF MORE RURAL AREAS IS POSSIBLE.
STREAMS AND RIVERS ARE ALSO EXPECTED TO RISE.
...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING TO MIDNIGHT EDT
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY HAS ISSUED
A WIND ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING TO
MIDNIGHT EDT MONDAY NIGHT.
* WINDS...NORTHEAST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.
* TIMING...TODAY THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.
* IMPACTS...A FEW DOWNED TREES...POWER LINES...AND ISOLATED POWER
OUTAGES ARE POSSIBLE.
A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WINDS OF 31 TO 39 MPH OR
GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 45 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN
MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.
USE EXTRA CAUTION
ROADS with Water Over Them: (varying depths)
UNDER STANDING WATER:
Whichards Beach Rd
Swan Point Rd
264 Belhaven in front of PCA
Hwy 99 from the Belhaven bridge to Schooner Point Rd & Cee Bee Marina to the bridge
Hickory Point Rd
Bay City Rd & West Rd intersection
306 near ferry in Aurora
Spring Creek Rd
McCotters Marina Rd
Shady Banks Beach Rd
Summer Haven Rd
Griffins Beach Rd
River Acres Rd
Washington Park the first entrance coming off the bridge - CLOSED by Washington Park Officials
Goose Creek Rd
Duck Shores Rd
Vinegar Hill Rd
Indian Island Rd
Gum Lumber Rd
Sheppards Mill at Cherry Run closed
Coordinator, Beaufort County Emergency Services
1420 Highland Drive
Washington, NC 27889
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