The Neuse River is rising quickly!
With several inches of rain already soaking the Wayne County area, the Neuse River near Goldsboro is expected to approach flood stage by late Thursday or early Friday.
The river is currently expected to crest around 25-feet in Major Flood Stage by late Friday.
Flooding is already reported across many roadways in Goldsboro and Wayne County.
A Flash Flood Warning is in effect for Wayne County until 4:30 PM Thursday.
Remember: Turn around and don’t drown when encountering a water-covered roadway.
National Weather Service Raleigh NC
312 PM EST Thu Nov 12 2020
The National Weather Service in Raleigh has issued a
* Flood Warning for the Neuse River Near Goldsboro.
* From late tonight until further notice.
* At 2:15 PM EST Thursday the stage was 11.5 feet.
* Flood stage is 18.0 feet.
* Major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast…The river is expected to rise above flood stage just after midnight tonight and continue rising to a crest of 25.6 feet early Saturday afternoon.
* Impact…At 18.0 feet, water overflows the banks at the SR1915 bridge and upstream of the US117 bridge.
* Impact…At 19.5 feet, Ferry Bridge Road begins to flood.
* Impact…At 20.0 feet, Arrington Bridge Road and access roads around Seymour Johnson Air Force Base flood.
* Impact…At 21.0 feet, Riverview Trailer Park homes and Stevens Mill Road begin to flood.
* Impact…At 22.0 feet, flooding begins on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.
* Impact…At 22.5 feet, evacuation of some homes in the Mar-Mac area and possibly the Buckhorn Island subdivision may be necessary.
* Impact…At 23.0 feet, strobe lights at the end of the runway at Seymour Johnson Air Force base are flooded.
* Impact…At 26.0 feet, flooding threatens to close US-117.
Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.
Additional information is available at www.weather.gov/rah/rivers.