Hurricane Florence to Cause Significant Storm Surge, Flooding

Storm surge expected to be 9-13 ft on the Neuse and Pamlico Rivers (NOAA)

Even though the projected storm track has shifted south, expected storm surge for our region could be significant. As of Thursday morning, NOAA forecasts a storm surge of 9-13 feet along the Neuse and Pamlico Rivers. Rainfall amounts are now projected to be 6-8 inches north of the Pamlico River, 8-10 in southern Beaufort County to Snow hill. Further south, 10-15+ inches are forecast in Craven County to Kinston. Parts further south could receive over 2 feet of rain.

Rainfall estimated anywhere from 6 inches to 2 ft across the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico River basins (NOAA)

Current riverine forecasts suggest that both the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico Rivers will rise above flood stage next week. As of this morning, river levels at Washington and Greenville on the Tar-Pamlico and at Kinston on the Neuse River have risen since yesterday due to the northeast winds. Flooding from rainfall is expected to happen earlier, possibly within three days on the Neuse River. These projections will change depending on actual rainfall. Major flooding is extremely likely along the Cape Fear River.

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From all of us at Sound Rivers, we are praying for your safety!

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