Florence causes 300k gallon wastewater spill in Southport

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Rain and wind lash Southport Marina during Hurricane Florence on Sept. 14, 2018. (Photo: Contributed)

SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) — For nearly a week, wastewater spilled into Cottage Creek in Southport.

According to the public notice, the spill is due to Hurricane Florence.

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It’s estimated 300,560 gallons spilled between September 18 through September 24.

The city says the incident has been reported to Emergency Management and N.C. Division of Water Resources.