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New Bern, NC: Flooding & Rainfall From Hurricane Florence


New Bern, NC is already seeing significant flooding from Hurricane Florence, as maps of the community of 30,000 people show. You can follow New Bern’s flooding conditions on an ArcGIS map put out by the city.

Interactive map showing the high water areas in New Bern so far. Unfortunately this will get worse. Reminder: curfew in effect in New Bern until 7am tomorrow. https://t.co/nH7LZX7IyR

— City of New Bern (@CityofNewBern) September 14, 2018

I’ve been watching the images from New Bern roll in through the day, it’s awful to see the map of how much of the town is underwater. https://t.co/48aRGw8h01 pic.twitter.com/In8mN6rlGk

— Laura Mock ⛈ (@LauraMockWX) September 14, 2018

Videos also captured some scenes of the flooding. New Bern is a riverfront community near the North Carolina coast that is located in Craven County.

Flood water is getting into the Craven County Emergency Services Building in New Bern. Despite that, emergency officials are still able to operate inside. #WRAL #Florence #ncwx pic.twitter.com/25eCPi5EI9

— Adam Owens (@AdamOwensTV) September 14, 2018

Here’s the National Weather Service forecast for New Bern, as of the late evening of September 13, 2018.

NWS

See satellite radar imagery for New Bern here.

New Bern Mayor Dana Outlaw says “we haven’t seen flooding like this with a hurricane since Hazel” (1954!!) #hurricaneFlorence

— Dianne Gallagher (@DianneG) September 14, 2018

Video shows storm surge from Hurricane #Florence begin to inundate New Bern, North Carolina as the Neuse River overflowed its banks and flooded parts of the town. https://t.co/4p1JzVCrLz pic.twitter.com/k7pmZkRDqc

— ABC News (@ABC) September 14, 2018

New Bern weather is managed out of the Newport/Morehead City, North Carolina office of the National Weather Service. See the hourly forecast for that region here.

Our view around 1020 PM tonight. All hands on deck tonight. #nws #florence pic.twitter.com/wU3ntAN6lI

— NWS Newport/Morehead (@NWSMoreheadCity) September 14, 2018

Read the full briefing document for the hurricane here.

Flash Flood Warning including Ocracoke NC until 1:45 AM EDT pic.twitter.com/yiuFTYVjpy

— NWS Newport/Morehead (@NWSMoreheadCity) September 14, 2018

That office put out a flash flood watch for the area on the evening of September 13, writing, “…EXTREMELY HEAVY RAIN ASSOCIATED WITH HURRICANE FLORENCE WILL LIKELY PRODUCE LIFE THREATENING FLASH FLOODING…Hurricane Florence will impact the area into the weekend, bringing potentially historic rainfall amounts and unprecedented flooding across southern portions of eastern North Carolina.”

Outside the NWS Newport/Morehead City at 930 pm. pic.twitter.com/tErYVLRYQd

— NWS Newport/Morehead (@NWSMoreheadCity) September 14, 2018

How much rain is expected? “Widespread and extremely heavy rain associated with Hurricane Florence will continue into the weekend. Many coastal areas have already received several inches of rainfall. Rainfall totals of around 20 to 30 inches, with isolated amounts up to 40 inches, are possible through Saturday,” NWS wrote.

#Florence Storm surge numbers have reached #HurricaneIrene levels over portions of Eastern #NC and will continue …read more

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