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Water quality notice issued for Oak Island following floodwater pumping

Officials are pumping excessive floodwaters into the ocean at two locations in Oak Island. (Source: WECT) Officials are pumping excessive floodwaters into the ocean at two locations in Oak Island. (Source: WECT)
OAK ISLAND, NC (WECT) -

State water quality officials have issued a notice for Oak Island beach-goers to be aware of floodwater pumping at two locations.

Heavy rains have led to flooding of streets, yards, and housing in some parts of Oak Island. Officials are pumping excess water along East Beach Drive between SE 74th Street and SE 79th Street into the ocean.

Officials are trying to minimize flooding damage and to ensure roads are accessible for emergency vehicles. 

These waters can contain pollutants such as waste from wildlife and pets, oil, gasoline, and waste from septic systems or sewers.

Signs will be placed at the discharge areas to warn the public about possible health risks. 

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