Strong winds and heavy rains are causing damage and flooding across the area. Water street began flooding around 5pm, forcing police to start directing traffic. Standing water also made getting onto the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge from Front Street difficult for drivers.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a $3 million grant from the Department of Homeland Security to be the lead institution for a center that will address the challenges of coastal hazards.
The department's Science and Technology Directorate announced the grant on Thursday. The grant covers the first operating year.
Some Shallotte homeowners are facing serious flooding issues.
After several rainy days last week and even from storms months before that, water still fills the streets, and several backyards in Rourk Woods.
Tom and Judy Milostan say they moved to Shallotte to avoid ocean front properties.
Residents in a Brunswick County neighborhood say they live in a "black hole."
Woodridge, off of Eastwood Lane in Olde Towne, has had flooding issues for years. Residents say they're having trouble finding help because the neighborhood sits in three different jurisdictions.