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Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 2:08 PM EDT Sep. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service

The Flood Warning continues for
the Northeast Cape fear near Burgaw.
* Until further notice.
* At 1:30 PM Tuesday the stage was 25.22 feet.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* Record flooding is occurring and record flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 25.4 feet by tomorrow
morning then begin falling.
* Impact... at 22.4 feet... 12 miles of Highway 53 are underwater,in some cases 7
feet deep, between the Northeast Cape fear bridge and Maple Hill. All homes
including 60 in River Bend, 20 to 25 in river birch and 12 in The Alligator
lake subdivision are flooded. 20 to 30 homes in Holly shelter estates are
underwater. In the Sandy Bend subdivision, off Shaw Highway, 40 to 50 homes,
which is half of the homes in the subdivision sustain flooding. Portions of
croomsbridge, Island Creek and White Stocking roads are underwater.



Lat... Lon 3472 7798 3472 7786 3460 7776 3445 7779
          3444 7788 3457 7788




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.


Lat... Lon 3384 7796 3391 7826 3382 7867 3340 7914
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      3484 7935 3495 7903 3484 7890 3485 7850
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Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 3:03 PM EDT Sep. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Beach hazards statement remains in effect until 8 PM EDT this
evening...

Southwest winds at 15 to 20 mph, with higher gusts, will continue this
afternoon at all east-facing beaches. This will produce strong south
to north longshore currents.

Longshore currents can sweep swimmers and surfers into rip currents,
piers, jetties, and other hazardous areas. Often, if the longshore
current is strong enough, it will sweep swimmers off their feet,
making it difficult to return to shore.