BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (NEWS RELEASE) - Due to heavy rains and flooding throughout the day, Brunswick County declared a State of Emergency at 5:30 PM, September 27, 2010.
As the water levels rise, all persons are advised not to travel unless travel is absolutely necessary, as in getting to a shelter or other critical movement. Many roads have become impassable as indicated by the list at the end of this notice. Many more may also be closed or in danger of being closed, as rainfall has accumulated over the past 24 hours.
Water has accumulated in low-lying areas and along streams and other waterways. As more rain has fallen, water has breached many roadways and has caused erosion in varying degrees along the roadways where the water has crossed the roadways or sped through the road culverts used for runoff. NEVER TRAVEL INTO MOVING WATER. There is no assurance that the roadway support has not been compromised by the moving water, and water levels only indicate the top level of the moving water, not the depth of the moving water. Vehicles can easily be swept from the roadway by moving water and extraction from these vehicles will be extremely difficult, if not impossible.
Brunswick County Emergency Service continues to monitor the situation and will post further notices as prudent.
List of roads with high water:
Holden Beach Rd/Edgewater Dr...roadway possible washing away
Kicking Mule/1730 Fletcher Rd....under water Hwy
74/76 East Town Creek Rd--Between Phillips Nursery and Queens Way
Hwy 17 North at Snee Farm Cedar Hill Rd/Southerland Dr
Ocean Isle Beach Lakewood Entrance to Lakewood Estates
Mt Pisgah Rd/Holden Beach Rd
Hwy 17 South/Old Shallotte Rd
Zion Hill Rd SE / Southport-Supply Rd.
74/76 East/Lanvale Rd
Hwy 17 North/Mill Creek Rd ... NB lane
Daws Creek Rd/Lee Buck Rd
Hwy 17 South/Old Shallotte Rd...south lanes
Danford Rd SE / George II HWY SE
Reported: Town Creed Rd NE / Palmers Branch Dr NE
1664 Lincoln Rd NE / Lincoln Primary School
Highway 17 Near Mile marker 39 HWY 17N Winnabow
Olde Waterford Way/Hwy 17 South
Ocean Isle Beach Rd near Ocean Aire Estates
Ocean Hwy E (HWY 17 N) / Stoney Creek Lane
Hwy 17 in area of Harley Davidson, Holden Brothers and Companion Animal Hospital
Boiling Spring akes Rd near Camp Pretty Pond..both sides of road flooded..approx. 4" of standing water
Lincoln Rd between Lincoln School and the RR Tracks in the area of the bridge
Cedar Hill Rd//Royster Road