Public Radio For Eastern North Carolina 89.3 WTEB New Bern 88.5 WZNB New Bern 91.5 WBJD Atlantic Beach 90.3 WKNS Kinston 88.5 WHYC Swan Quarter 89.9 W210CF Greenville
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Significant Flooding Continues In Rocky Mount, Nashville

Nash County, NC Facebook

Significant flooding is occurring in the Tar River basin around Rocky Mount and Nashville.  Even as river levels have started to fall, dangerous conditions will continue as many roads remain flooded and closed. 

“Many roads remain flooded and closed and first responders are still rescuing people from flooded cars and homes,” said North Carolina Emergency Management Director Mike Sprayberry at a briefing on Thursday.

More than 40 Nash County residents were evacuated Wednesday afternoon.  Sprayberry said as many as 12,000 power outages were reported.   The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings for several rivers in Eastern North Carolina.

Jared Brumbaugh is the Assistant General Manager for Public Radio East. An Eastern North Carolina native, Jared began his professional public radio career at Public Radio East while he was a student at Craven Community College earning his degree in Electronics Engineering Technology. During his 15+ years at Public Radio East, he has served as an award-winning journalist, producer, and on-air host. When not at the station, Jared enjoys hiking, traveling, and honing his culinary skills.