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Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 12:04 PM EDT Sep. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service

The Flood Warning continues for
the Deep River at Moncure.
* At 10:45 am Tuesday the stage was 12.5 feet.
* Flood stage is 9.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will begin to fall late this afternoon and will
fall below flood stage by late tomorrow.
* Impact... at 14.0 feet, moderate flood stage. Upstream of the gage
site, north plank Road in Lee County and r Jordan Road in Chatham
County are closed. At the gage site, there is significant flooding
of pasture and Woods along the river.
* Impact... at 9.0 feet, minor flood stage. Flooding is likely upstream
of the gage site along north plank Road just south of Highway 421
in Lee County, and on r Jordan Road north of Highway 421 in Chatham
County. At the gage site, flooding reaches the base of the river
gage housing, but is confined to Woods and pasture immediately
adjacent to the river.

The following are the latest observations and 7 am forecast stages
for the next several days.

                 Fld observed forecast 7 am
location stg stg day time Wed Thu Fri Sat sun

Cape Fear
Moncure 9 12.5 Tue 11 am 9.7 6.5 4.4 3.1 2.9

Lat... Lon 3567 7910 3563 7907 3559 7904 3546 7935
          3554 7939

805 PM EDT Mon Sep 17 2018

The National Weather Service in Raleigh has issued a

* Flood Warning for...
Scotland County in central North Carolina...
Anson County in central North Carolina...
Harnett County in central North Carolina...
Richmond County in central North Carolina...
Montgomery County in central North Carolina...
Cumberland County in central North Carolina...
Stanly County in central North Carolina...
Lee County in central North Carolina...
southern Johnston County in central North Carolina...
Hoke County in central North Carolina...
Moore County in central North Carolina...
Wayne County in central North Carolina...
Sampson County in central North Carolina...

* until 800 PM EDT Tuesday

* at 801 PM EDT, emergency management officials reported severe
ongoing flooding. Numerous roads are closed, impassible or washed
away. Heed any Road closures. Some area rivers, creeks and streams
are still rising. Even though Florence has moved away, flooding
still remains a significant threat.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Fayetteville, Goldsboro, Sanford, Laurinburg, Albemarle, Southern
Pines, Smithfield, Rockingham, Clinton and Wadesboro.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are
potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded
roads. Find an alternate Route. Turn around, don't drown when
encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

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

Do not drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the
roadway. Do not underestimate the power of flood waters. Only a few
inches of rapidly flowing water can quickly carry away your vehicle.

Lat... Lon 3550 8030 3552 7935 3563 7912 3552 7897
      3558 7782 3518 7784 3518 7817 3474 7820
      3471 7811 3456 7825 3485 7850 3483 7890
      3495 7903 3483 7919 3484 7935 3463 7946
      3480 7968 3481 8032 3519 8028 3519 8051