Jared Brumbaugh

Florence Recovery Underway In Hard-Hit River Bend

River Bend is a small and quiet community of about 3,100 people. Many of the residents, mostly retirees, are attracted to the town because of easy access to waterfront along the Trent River and Plantation Canal. But that selling point is also the reason for such significant flooding and damages during last week’s Hurricane Florence. As storm conditions deteriorated late Thursday night, resident Andrew Schellinck was preparing to evacuate his condo at Harbour Walk Townhouses. “And all of the...

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Jared Brumbaugh

River Bend is a small and quiet community of about 3,100 people.  Many of the residents, mostly retirees, are attracted to the town because of easy access to waterfront along the Trent River and Plantation Canal.  But that selling point is also the reason for such significant flooding and damages during last week’s Hurricane Florence.

As storm conditions deteriorated late Thursday night, resident Andrew Schellinck was preparing to evacuate his condo at Harbour Walk Townhouses.

Jared Brumbaugh

Water from the Neuse River has receded along New Street in the historic section of downtown.  Now, water logged furniture, insulation and debris line both sides of the road.  For resident Rob Overman, it’s the worst flooding he’s seen since he moved to New Bern 30 years ago.

“We were very fortunate, for whatever reason, we’re the only house in the 200 block of New Street that didn’t flood.  Just the right mix of height, location, luck.”

Road Closures For ENC

Sep 17, 2018
NCDOT - Facebook

Here are some of the major road closures affecting tavel in Eastern North Carolina. For real-time traffic information of interstates, highways and roads, go to NCDOT's Travel Information Management System.

Onslow County

South of Jacksonville US-17, Heading South. Road Impassable - Expected Impact to traffic is High.  Southbound US 17 only is closed from Old Maplhurst Road (sr 1130) to Dawson Cabin Road (SR 1107) due to flooding.

Jones County

NCDOT

In the wake of Hurricane Florence, many roads and highways around Eastern North Carolina remain flooded and impassible.  Those who evacuated before Hurricane Florence may have trouble returning home.

Jacksonville Actively Rescuing Residents Trapped Inside

Sep 15, 2018
Facebook - Haiylee Renae

The city of Jacksonville's water rescue team is pulling trapped residents from their flooded homes or businesses. 

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