GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Heavy rains, high winds and flooding threats continue across eastern Carolina.
Those high winds coupled with saturated grounds from several days of heavy rainfall might bring trees down on power lines.
Beaufort County Emergency Management is asking all motorist who do not live the flooded areas to please stay away from them. Wave action from vehicles is causing unnecessary damage to flooded property. Extra traffic in flooded areas also is hindering the efforts of property owners to relocate their property to higher ground.
Carteret County: State of Emergency declared.
Beaufort: Please proceed with caution if you need to travel on parts of Front Street as well as Meeting Street, First Street, Glenda Drive and Fairview Drive as these roads have been barricaded due to high water.
- From Public Works: Trash collection will be suspended starting at 1:30 p.m. today due to weather conditions. Public Works will resume pickup Tuesday morning.
- From Public Utilities: Queen Street from Ann Street to Front Street, Hill Street, and Yaupon Street are closed today to through traffic while utility work takes place.
- From The Police Department: Due to weather conditions, the Town of Beaufort’s National Night Out scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, at Beaufort Elementary School has been canceled.
For more information, visit beaufortnc.org.
All ferry routes serving Ocracoke Island are currently suspended and visitor access to the island is still prohibited. Widespread flooding of local roads has created hazardous driving conditions through Hyde County. Drivers should exercise extreme caution and avoid water if possible.
Due to inundation of roadways, all Hyde County government offices will remain closed on Tuesday, October 6, 2015. As of now, offices are scheduled to reopen Wednesday, October 7 at 8:00 a.m. Included in this closure is the Hyde County Health Department and all Hyde County solid waste convenience sites.
Mainland Hyde County:
The National Guard and a swift water rescue team are now in place in Swan Quarter to help with rescues.
An emergency shelter with showers and cots is open at O.A. Peay School, 1430 Main Street, Swan Quarter.
While NC HWY 264 is clear, many local roads are flooded with deep water. Do not hesitate to request evacuation assistance! Call 911 or the Hyde County Sheriff’s office for assistance.
NC HWY 12 on Ocracoke is still closed between the Pony Pens and the Hatteras ferry terminal. Beach erosion resulting in another dune breach last night, ~100 foot in length.
Coastal Gas is on Ocracoke to secure gas tanks if need be. Please report any floating natural gas tanks to Coastal Gas by calling 252-491-2625.
Onslow County: State of Emergency extended until noon October 6.
Surf City – Standing water receding. Canal Street is now passable. South Shore Drive from the 1400 block to the Topsail Beach town line is now passable. Please use caution and drive slowly as there is still standing water that could cause damage to your vehicle.
Pamlico County Emergency Management is asking all people that do not live in flooded areas within the county to stay out of these areas. Also if you do not have to travel please remain at home.
Due to adverse weather conditions or road conditions, the following venues of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources are closed:
• The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, Hatteras
• Battleship North Carolina, Wilmington
• Fort Fisher Aquarium, State Historic Site and Recreation Area, Kure Beach
• Mount Mitchell State Park, Burnsville
All other state historic sites, parks and museums are on a normal schedule.