Slow-moving showers prompt flood advisory

Posted August 14, 2009

— Slow-moving morning showers capable of dropping more than an inch of rain per hour could cause flooding in Johnston, Sampson and Wayne counties Friday.

A rain band that dropped more than 3 inches on Fayetteville before noon has moved into those counties. The flood advisory expires at 2 p.m.

Rapidly rising waterways could flood roads, including Interstates 40 and 85 and U.S. Highways 421, 701 and 13. Motorists should use caution to avoid hydroplaning on flooded roads.

Earlier Cumberland County was under a flash flood warning, and flood advisories were issued for Harnett, Lee, Moore and Robeson counties.

In Fayetteville, rising water forced police to close portions of Ramsey and Ray streets for about 30 minutes in the morning.

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  • oldschooltarheel Aug 14, 2009

    If flooding really develops over there in Nash County, one has to wonder what will be uncovered. The Drudge Report has more info on the serial killings there than our own local news - go figure.

  • time4real Aug 14, 2009

    Wed. night at 11pm Fishel said rain and more rain starting yesterday, then, like the weather ch., changed his tune, i know, things changed, and we barely have had a drop and now the weekend will be blazing and dry. WHY does he even bother saying anything other than what happened yesterday? Even then he probably couldn't get it right!