WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a flood warning for southeastern Pender County in southeast North Carolina until 3:15 am.
Just after midnight, radar indicated a cluster of slow moving, heavy showers and thunderstorms moving into the area from the southwest.
Flooding across the warned area from earlier rainfall on Saturday has yet to completely subside. Additional rainfall amounts of one to possibly three inches will occur across already saturated grounds. As a result, flooding can be expected across southeastern Pender County.
This includes the following creeks and drainages: Holly Shelter Creek, County Line Branch, Onslow Bay, Old Mill Creek, Trumpeter Swamp, Harrisons Creek, Northeast Cape Fear River, Old Topsail Creek, Island Creek, Mill Creek, and Futch Creek.
When traveling overnight, be especially cautious when approaching known poor drainage and low-lying locations. Do not attempt to cross water covered roadways. Flooding may persist well after the rainfall comes to an end.
A flood warning means that flooding in imminent or has been reported. Flooding is expected to become a problem in the warned area, especially around poor drainage locations along drainage ditches, small creeks, and low-lying spots. Flooding may persist after the rainfall comes to an end.
People in or near locations susceptible to flooding should take necessary precautions. Never drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway. Flood waters are usually deeper than they appear creating dangerous driving conditions.
Please report any flooding to the National Weather Service in Wilmington. Their number is 1-800-697-3901 and you may call when you can do so safely!
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