Many area rivers near or above flood stage

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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - River flood warnings are in effect for many area rivers due to heavy recent rains.  In the coming days we don't foresee any significant rain and most rivers will begin to crest and slowly recede.

Along the Northeast Cape Fear river in Burgaw the current river stage as of Tuesday night was 10.9 feet .  Flood stage is 10.0 feet and the river is forecast to crest at 11.0 feet later today.  Minor flooding is likely in the River Bend and River Burch subdivisions.  Flooding of Croomsbridge road and Old Maple Hill road is likely and these roads may become impassable.

In Elizabethtown minor flooding is already occurring as the river is nearing its crest.  The current stage is 29.4 feet, which almost four and a half feet above the flood stage of 25.0 feet.  Watch out for flooding, especially along the right bank of the river.

In Lumberton the Lumber river is about two and a half feet above the 13.0 feet flood stage.  Flood waters are likely impacting the Pines area.

If you live in low lying areas continue to monitor river levels closely for the rest of the week.  Minor to moderate flooding will remain possible.

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