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Beaufort County Flooded: Road Issues from the Storms


News Release:

    Good Evening:

    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

    WEEK...

    .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

    EXPECTED.

    ...COASTAL FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT

    MONDAY...

    * 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.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

    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

    AND PROPERTY.

    * 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

    MONDAY NIGHT...

    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.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

    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

    Jamaca Rd

    Shady Banks Beach Rd

    Summer Haven Rd

    Griffins Beach Rd

    River Acres Rd

    Cypress Rd

    Washington Park the first entrance coming off the bridge - CLOSED by Washington Park Officials

    Harvey Rd

    Goose Creek Rd

    Duck Shores Rd

    Vinegar Hill Rd

    Indian Island Rd

    Canady Landing

    Gum Lumber Rd

    DOT CLOSINGS:

    Sheppards Mill at Cherry Run closed

    Stay Safe!

    John


    John Pack

    Coordinator, Beaufort County Emergency Services

     1420 Highland Drive
     Washington, NC 27889
     (252)946-2046 Office   •   (252) 975-6802 Fax   •   john.pack@co.beaufort.nc.us





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