Apr 26, 2017

Flooding hits Tennessee, Carolinas, SW Virginia

Clayton, NC
USA
by
Jesse Ferrell
,
AccuWeather
72 hour rain totals from April 22 at 8PM EDT to April 25 8PM EDT. Image: AccuWeather
72 hour rain totals from April 22 at 8PM EDT to April 25 8PM EDT. Image: AccuWeather

A terrible situation in eastern North Carolina as rivers crest over MAJOR flood stage and not far from records set during Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and Hurricane Fran in 1996. From the NOAA AHPS website: Crabtree Creek at Old Wake Forest Road is on its way down after cresting at 19.45 feet. The Neuse River near Clayton on its way to a near-record crest of 19.6 feet (see below). The only time it's been higher since 1945 was during the previously-mentioned hurricane events. the Neuse River at Smithfield also over major flood stage.