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Coastal Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 3:19 PM EDT Sep. 20, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Coastal Flood Warning in effect until 11 PM EDT this evening...

The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a coastal
Flood Warning, which is in effect until 11 PM EDT this evening.

* Location... lower Cape Fear River including downtown Wilmington,
and portions of River Road in Wilmington.

* Coastal flooding... the tide gage on the lower Cape Fear River at
downtown Wilmington is expected to peak at around 7 ft mean lower
low water (mllw) around 8 PM EDT this evening.

* Timing... coastal flooding will begin late this afternoon and
persist through much of evening, highest between 7 PM and 930 PM.

* Impacts... with water levels near 7 feet at the Wilmington gage,
expect up to 1.5 feet of water on Water Street in downtown
Wilmington south of Market street. US 421 northbound near The
Battleship could begin to see water covering the Road. Roads in and
near the state port could be affected. Low spots on River Road and
Highway 133 may be affected or become briefly covered with water
around high tide.

-Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A coastal Flood Warning means that flooding is occurring or
imminent. Coastal residents in the warned area should be alert for
rising water, and take appropriate action to protect life and
property.



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1033 am EDT Thu Sep 20 2018

The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a

* Flood Warning for...
New Hanover County in southeastern North Carolina...
Pender County in southeastern North Carolina...
Robeson County in southeastern North Carolina...
Bladen County in southeastern North Carolina...
Brunswick County in southeastern North Carolina...
Columbus County in southeastern North Carolina...
Florence County in northeastern South Carolina...
Dillon County in northeastern South Carolina...
Darlington County in northeastern South Carolina...
Horry County in northeastern South Carolina...
Marion County in northeastern South Carolina...
Marlboro County in northeastern South Carolina...

* until 1030 am EDT Friday.

* At 1027 am EDT, reports continue to show Road closures across the
advisory area due to high water. Use caution when traveling or
performing recovering activities. Please continue to heed any Road
closures.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Wilmington, Florence, Myrtle Beach, Lumberton, Conway, North Myrtle
Beach, Leland, Bennettsville, Hartsville, Marion, Dillon, Oak
Island, Lake City, Darlington, Cheraw, Carolina Beach, Whiteville,
Mullins, Burgaw and Surfside Beach.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Do not drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the
roadway. The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross
safely. Move to higher ground.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.


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