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The time to clear storm drains is before the rain

Sept. 29. CharMeck Storm Water is advising residents to take a minute to checkĀ  storm drains on the street near your home. Hurricane Ian could impact the area with heavy rain. Before the rain arrives is the best time to clear debris from storm drains to help avoid localized flooding.


Duke warns of possible flooding

Nov. 12. Duke Energy is reporting high water and significant inflows due to the storm. They advise caution around flood-prone areas as they aggressively move water through the river system from Lookout Shoals Lake south to Mountain Island Lake and beyond. Lookout Shoals, which is just north of I-40, is spilling and will exceed 107 […]

Coastal flooding. Photo credit: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

As if we didn’t have enough to worry about

July 16. If you’re thinking about getting a little place at the beach, you might want to invest in waders. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts more and worsening flooding along the North Carolina coast as sea levels rise. Known as high tide flooding, it typically occurs when ocean waters rise well above the […]