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Carteret County Emergency Services is closely monitoring the track of Hurricane Ian remnants

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National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City
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The National Weather Service in Newport has issued a tropical storm warning for parts of eastern North Carolina.

Carteret County Emergency Services is closely monitoring the track of Hurricane Ian.

Ian is expected to continue northeastward though Thursday night and then turn north and make landfall along the Georgia/South Carolina border before moving inland though the Carolinas.

Impacts to Carteret County are expected late week with heavy rains across the county as the primary hazard -- with 6-8” possible on the coast, with most widespread rainfall expected on Friday and Saturday. Several periods of moderate to heavy rain are expected, possibly resulting in minor to moderate coastal flooding. Flash flooding is possible in the areas of heaviest rainfall.

Gusty winds will also be possible late this week and weekend. Isolated downed trees and power outages will be possible due to gusty winds and saturated soils.

Emergency Services Director Stephen Rea said people in Carteret County should continue to check their local weather outlets for updated storm forecasts and complete their personal preparations.

Annette is originally a Midwest gal, born and raised in Michigan, but with career stops in many surrounding states, the Pacific Northwest, and various parts of the southeast. She has been involved in the media industry in eastern North Carolina for more than three years. An award-winning journalist and mother of four, Annette moved to ENC to be closer to family – in particular, her two young grandchildren. It’s possible that a -27 day with a -68 windchill in Minnesota may have also played a role in that decision. In her spare time, Annette does a lot of toddler and baby cuddling, reading, designing costumes for children’s theater and producing the coolest Halloween costumes anyone has ever seen. She has also worked as a diversity and inclusion facilitator serving school districts and large corporations. It’s the people that make this beautiful area special, and she wants to share those stories that touch the hearts of others. If you have a story idea to share, please reach out by email to westona@cravencc.edu.