Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram said part of a busy highway in Brunswick County is closing due to rising waters.
It's not just wet roads and beach erosion that has many people worried. Farmers at Greenland Farms in Bolivia said they've had a rough year so far and this amount of rain will not help. Governor Pat McCrory echoed those concerns, as he briefed the media Thursday and Friday.
The continued threat of heavy rain and flooding has changed a lot of plans.
Gov. Pat McCrory and other state leaders held another briefing this afternoon as a state of emergency continues across North Carolina.
As storms roll through the Cape Fear area Friday morning, dispatchers in several area counties say some roads are already flooded.
The Red Cross is reminding citizens that no matter what Hurricane Joaquin does as it heads north, you need to be prepared before the storm.
A state of emergency across North Carolina means the state's price gouging law is now in effect.
Governor Pat McCrory declared a state of emergency for the Tar Heel state at a news conference Thursday afternoon, emphasizing the dangers of flooding in the state.
Town leaders at Carolina and Kure beaches are taking steps to prepare for this weekend's storm forecast.