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Minor flooding expected

PENDER COUNTY – Areas along the Black River and Northeast Cape Fear River may experience minor flooding next week, according to readings of flood gauges from the National Weather Service and NOAA.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10 until further notice.

Along the Northeast Cape Fear River near Burgaw, the river is expected to crest at 10.5 ft. by Feb. 12. Gauges at this time on the Northeast Cape Fear River near Burgaw is 9.1 ft. and rising.

When river levels rise to 8-ft. the lowest portions of River Bend Road and River Birch Road are impacted. Minor flooding of roads in the River Bend and River Birch subdivisions. Croomsbridge Road west of NC 53 begins flooding as well. Additionally, at 11-ft. these areas plus Old Maple Hill Road are impacted and can become impassable.

The Black River is rising, however, at this time no homes will be impacted.

It will take almost a week before the high waters pass through the county into New Hanover County.

Weather forecasts call for rains on Tuesday and Thursday of this week.

Residents in low-lying areas are urged to stay alert. Please register for the free CodeRed service, available to all residents at

River gauge readings are available online at

For more information, watch our Pender County Emergency Management website or Facebook, or call 910-259-1210 for details.

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