Flash Flood Warning in Eastern North Carolina
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning in Eastern North Carolina, USA.
Doppler radar indicated heavy rain falling across the warned area due to heavy rain bands from Hurricane Florence. 4 to 7 inches of rain have fallen. Flash flooding is likely already occurring. Additional rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches are possible in the warned area.
Some locations that will experience flooding include: New Bern, Washington, River Road, River Bend, Ransomville, Blounts Creek, Pamlico Beach, Vanceboro, Askins, Lowland, Cayton, Fort Barnwell, Jasper, Tuscarora, Rhems, Wilmar, Edward, Royal, Bonnerton and Cox Crossroads.
The alert area covers Beaufort, Craven, Jones, Pamlico.
SITUATION UPDATE: Local government and emergency management reported extensive flooding across portions of the warned area due to a combination of storm surge and heavy rainfall, with around 8 to 12 inches already falling. Multiple water rescues have occurred, and are ongoing along the lower portions of the Neuse River. Heavy rain will continue to exacerbate flooding conditions through the morning hours. Additional rainfall amounts of 3 to 6 inches are possible as heavy rain bands continue to move through the southern North Carolina coast.
This is a FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY for Craven, Carteret, Pamlico, and Jones counties. This is a PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION.
The warning remains in effect until 10 PM.