Look outside and you’ll see it’s no longer raining — a welcome sight after the last several days dumped inches upon inches of water on Lee County and surrounding areas.
Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean you should get comfortable just yet. First, there are still reports of damage caused by flooding across the region, and second, more rain is on the way on Monday and Tuesday nights. It may not be the kind of extended downpour we withstood over the weekend, but with the ground already extremely wet from Florence, the potential remains for trees to fall and cause road blockages and power outages.
One area many locals reported flooding in is Carolina Trace. While we reported Saturday that the lake’s dam had not broken, many on Facebook were posting photos and videos of significant flooding inside the subdivision, making it difficult and dangerous for residents to leave (video courtesy of Tana Boerger, Facebook):
Another Facebook video taken by John Holly in western Harnett County shows fast moving flood waters at Mt. Pisgah Church and McDouald roads:
Reader Roc Thomas sent us these photos from the Bradley Road area outside of Broadway, where he said water had carved a 25 foot gorge a bank near a creek, causing dirt to wash out from beneath and crack the road:
Meanwhile, WWGP Radio’s Margaret Murchison reported multiple impassible roads in Lee, Moore, Harnett, and Chatham counties:
The state of emergency in Lee County and the subsequent curfew have been lifted, and the county’s emergency shelter closed at noon on Sunday after serving 256 people and eight animals. But as the weather forecast and the photos and videos above show, you should still be extremely cautious when moving around. The latter part of this week can’t get here fast enough. Be safe out there.