Tuesday 16 Oct 2018

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Eye On The Neuse River: 9 AM

The Flood Warning continues for the Neuse River near Goldsboro until 8:00 PM Tuesday.

* At 9:00 AM Tuesday the stage was 26.04 feet and steady.
* Flood stage is 18.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast… the river will continue rising to near 26.8 feet by Tuesday evening, and then begin falling.
* Impact… at 26.0 feet, flooding threatens to close US 117.
* Impact… at 23.0 feet, strobe lights at the end of the runway at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base are flooded.
* Impact… at 22.5 feet, evacuation of some homes in the Mar-Mac area and possibly the Buckhorn Island subdivision may be necessary.
* Impact… at 22.0 feet, flooding begins on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.
* Impact… at 21.0 feet, Riverview trailer park homes and Stevens Mill Road begin to flood.
* Impact… at 20.0 feet, Arrington bridge Road and access roads around Seymour Johnson Air Force Base flood.
* Impact… at 19.5 feet, Ferry bridge Road begins to flood.
* Impact… at 18.0 feet, minor flood stage. Water overflows the banks at the sr1915 bridge and upstream of the us117 bridge.

Emergency Management officials reported severe ongoing flooding. Numerous roads are closed, impassible or washed away. Heed any road closures. Some area rivers, creeks and streams are still rising. Even though Florence has moved away, flooding still remains a significant threat.

Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots.

Stay away or be swept away. River banks and culverts can become unstable and unsafe.

Excessive runoff from the heavy rain will cause flash flooding of creeks and streams, roads, low lying and poor drainage areas. Do not drive your vehicle into areas where water covers the Road. Many roads and intersections in the area will quickly flood. When encountering flooded roads, turn around, don’t drown.

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