Hurricane Ian (9/30/22 Noon Update | Eastern North Carolina Now | We have been communicating with the National Weather Service regarding the storm surge values along the Pamlico River.

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    Publisher's note: The following posts will be from the Eastern NC NOW staff, in sequence, regarding the Tropical Storm Ian.

Press Release:

    All,

    Please note the updates below.

    Storm Surge

    We have been communicating with the National Weather Service regarding the storm surge values along the Pamlico River. We are currently experiencing 3 +/- feet. The NWS is now expecting the Pamlico to peak between 4 1/2 and 5'. Water levels are forecasted to continue to rise quickly through the 3 - 6pm timeframe. Those levels are expected to remain through midnight tonight, before very slowly rescinding through sunrise Saturday morning.

    This updated surge forecast will most likely result in minor inundation of some of our known low lying roads, especially those along and adjacent to the shoreline areas west of Broad Creek / Chocowinity Bay. Please avoid driving through standing water.

    Winds

    Our highest winds are expected to occur between now and 10pm tonight, with frequent gust of 35+ mph likely.

    Please share pictures of any storm related damage / flooding with us at https://www.facebook.com/bcemergencymanagement/

    As always, thank you all for what you do to keep Beaufort County informed, prepared and safe.


    Chris Newkirk
       Deputy Director,     Beaufort County Emergency Services

    1420 Highland Dr
    Washington, NC 27889


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No big changes with this update. The threats of heavy rain, strong winds, coastal flooding, and isolated tornadoes have not changed. The highest impacts for both heavy rain and the tornado threat will occur today.
Our overall impacts from a prolonged period of wind, rain and elevated waters from both Ian and other weather features, HAVE NOT CHANGED. We still expect a long duration of elevated waters through multiple high tide cycles.
Our overall impacts from a prolonged period of wind, rain and elevated waters from both Ian and other weather features, HAVE NOT CHANGED. We still expect a long duration of elevated waters through multiple high tide cycles.

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