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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.

Water service will be disrupted at Montague Road TODAY

The Pender County Utilities distribution team is attending a water main leak at 507 Montague Rd. T&H Construction is working with the PCU team.

The team has no other option, but to shut off the water services at 421/Montague to just past the break on Montague Rd., due to repair, being a cut out and replace of cracked line.

The water line will be cut off at 11 a.m. TODAY, Jan. 30. The distruption will impact approximately 10 homes. The repairs are expected to be completed within the next 6 hours, and a coliform bacteria sample will be collected.

A code red is being sent at this time to all affected residents.

PCU recommends a boil water notification be advised to the residents of the listed affected area until further notice.

Additional information will be release if outside of the six hour window for repairs.

Freeze Warning in Effect for Midnight – November 8, 2019



* WHAT…Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 28 expected.

* WHERE…Inland portions of eastern North Carolina.

* WHEN…From midnight tonight to 8 AM EST Saturday.

* IMPACTS…Frost and freeze conditions will kill crops, other

sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor



Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. Those that

have in-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover

above ground pipes to protect them from freezing.

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