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Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 10:10 AM EDT Sep. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

The Flood Warning continues for
the Cape Fear at lock and dam 1.
* Until further notice.
* At 9:45 am Wednesday the stage was 26.40 feet.
* Flood stage is 24.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and record flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 30.6 feet by early Saturday
morning then begin falling.
* Impact... at 26 feet... moderate flooding of swamps and low lands. Flooding
similar to that reached with the remnants of Hurricane Hilda in 1964. At 30
feet... flood waters reach the instrument shelter.


Lat... Lon 3456 7838 3448 7831 3445 7820 3438 7828
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1010 am EDT Wed Sep 19 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Cape Fear at Elizabethtown.
* Until further notice.
* At 9:45 am Wednesday the stage was 40.97 feet.
* Flood stage is 25.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 41.5 feet by just after
midnight tonight then begin falling.
* Impact... at 43.0 feet... considerable flooding will occur along the entire
length of the river as well as near the city of Elizabethtown.


Lat... Lon 3472 7865 3466 7852 3456 7838 3450 7847
          3459 7859 3465 7872




1010 am EDT Wed Sep 19 2018

... Flood Warning now in effect until late Sunday night...
the Flood Warning continues for
the Cape Fear at William o Huske lock and dam 3.
* Until late Sunday night.
* At 9:00 am Wednesday the stage was 70.20 feet.
* Flood stage is 42.0 feet.
* Major flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 70.8 feet by this afternoon.
The river will fall below flood stage early Sunday afternoon.
* Impact... at 65.0 feet... water will approach the Road in front of the
lockmasters residence. Extensive lowland flooding will occur along the left
bank with minor flooding along the right bank.



Lat... Lon 3485 7886 3485 7875 3478 7874 3472 7865
          3465 7872 3472 7882




728 am EDT Tue Sep 18 2018

The National Weather Service in Wilmington has extended the

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

* until 1015 am EDT Thursday.

* At 720 am EDT, emergency management continues to report widespread
flooding across the warned area. Although rainfall from Florence
has ended, accumulations of 10 to 25+ inches of rain has caused
excessive runoff and many towns and communities are flooded. Many
roads are impassable, barricaded, or washed away. Flowing water
covers interstates. Some neighborhoods are cut off. Rivers,
creeks, and tributaries are rising, flooding even more areas and
slowing the recession of high water. People in the warned area
should not travel, and be prepared for widespread flooding of a
magnitude greater than Floyd and Matthew.

* 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...

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as
well as other drainage areas and low lying spots.


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