Thursday, August 13, 2009

Wednesday's Flooding Rains near the Coast

Strong storms dumped up to 10 inches of rain on parts of eastern North Carolina Wednesday afternoon. Rainfall amounts that are typically only seen during a tropical storm or hurricane were produced just by nearly stationary afternoon storms. The hardest hit area was in southern Craven County around Cherry Point and Havelock. News 14 Carolina viewer Courtney Jansen sent us the above photos near Lake Road in Havelock.
Here's a look at rainfall reports from Wednesday's storms:
  • Cherry Point: 10.00"
  • New Bern: 5.04"
  • Beaufort: 2.69"
  • Swansboro: 2.22"
  • Jacksonville: 1.79"
  • Wilmington: 0.76"

Localized heavy downpours will be possible again Thursday from storms that are expected to develop mainly during the afternoon hours. Stay tuned to News 14 Carolina and for weather updates through the day.

If you have weather reports or pictures of Wednesday's storms or any storms in the future, share them with us by e-mailing

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