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Updates on Impacts from Hurricane Dorian

Environmental, Sound Rivers

Posted on September 6th, 2019

12PM September 6, 2019 Update

Hurricane Dorian is finally moving away from the North Carolina coast. Major impacts occurred this morning on Ocracoke from Pamlico Sound side storm surge.  Overall, storm surge for inland areas, such as Washington and New Bern, were less than what was predicted.

NC DEQ is advising to avoid contact with the water in the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico Basins. Please remain safe and away from the water until further sampling has been conducted and is deemed safe for recreation. Visit our Swim Guide site for updates.

Storm Surge

The Pamlico River stayed below flood stage in Washington. The Pungo River did rise above flood stage before dropping quickly today.

Coastal Streams
Some of our coastal streams experienced flash flooding. Many will remain high until Sunday. Currently Swift Creek and the Trent River at Pollocksville are in minor flood stage. Contentnea Creek at Hookerton is forecast to be in minor flood stage and crest on Monday-Tuesday.

Neuse River Forecast
The current models are predicting the Neuse River at Kinston to be in minor flood stage, cresting on Sunday.

Tar River Forecast

The Tar River will remain well below flood stage.

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