Fayetteville feeling effects Monday night from Isaias with rain bands, strong winds
WRAL's Gilbert Baez had a live report at 10 p.m. Monday on conditions in Fayetteville as the effects of Isaias were being felt.
WHAT IS TO COME LATER. BACK TO YOU. >> REPORTING LIVE. >> NOW FOR SOUTH FAYETTEVILLE, CUSTOMED TO TAKING HARD HITS. >> ABSOLUTELY, JOINING US LIVE. HOW ARE YOU DOING DOWN THERE RIGHT NOW? >> WELL, IT IS A PARADISE BEST RIGHT NOW, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE BEEN OUT HERE AND RAIN IS COMING OFF AND ON WITH THE STORMS COMING OUT HERE WITH A PERSPECTIVE RIGHT NOW. WE'VE SEEN THEM OVER ON TOP OF THE BRIDGE HERE, SO YOU WILL SEE THAT THE WATER IS RISING, BUT IT IS NOT AS BAD AS IT HAS BEEN, EXPECTING FOR THINGS TO GET A LOT WORSE. AND RIGHT NOW, NOT TOO MUCH TRAFFIC HERE, JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE WITH GENE BOOTH WHO SAID THERE WAS A TREE DOWN ON THE HOUSE ON BROOKLYN CIRCLE. THAT'S NEAR HOPE MILLS. HE SAID NO ONE HURT, NOTHING TO GO AND SEE, DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT, THAT'S NOT THE ONE. SO WE WILL BE IN TOUCH WITH HIM TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THINGS WE ARE GOING TO KEEP UP WITH. ALSO IN CONTACT WITH PWC TO SEE IF WE HAVE ANY POWER OUTAGES HERE. AND HE SAID NO, WE DO NOT RIGHT NOW. WE WILL KEEP OUR FINGERED CROSSED, BUT THE RAIN IS COMING AND THE TREES WILL GO DOWN, AND WE WILL LOSE SOME POWER RIGHT NOW AT SOME POINT. BUT THIS IS JUST A MESS OUT HERE. >> YES. >> AND THAT IS SOMETHING THAT YOU WILL SEE ALREADY AND A LOT MORE RAIN IS COMING. I SEE THAT BRIDGE BEHIND YOU. >> AGAIN, WE HAVE BEEN OUT HERE WHEN THAT WATER HAS COME ON TOP OF THE BRIDGE HERE AND IT HAS BEEN FLOODED, SO A LOT OF THE FOLKS WILL COME DOWN HERE, SO THEY WOULD GET A SENSE OF HOW WE ARE DOING RIGHT NOW, WHERE THE RAIN HAS COME UP AND SO IT WILL JUST STOP AND WE WILL GET A LOT MORE AND IT IS TYPICAL. HE'S RIGHT. WE COULD STAND OUT HERE. IT WILL NOT BE A PROBLEM, BUT IT IS WHEN YOU GET HIT BY A STOP SIGN IS THE PROBLEM. WE HAVE COVERED THESE STORMS, AND WE HAVE SEEN THEM THROWN ON THE SIDE OF THE BUILDINGS, SO THAT DANGER WILL COME AND DON'T TRY THIS ANYWHERE ELSE, SO YOU WOULD GET A SENSE OF ALL THE MORE REASON FOR YOU TO STAY HOME AND LET US HANDLE THIS. BOOM, WE'RE OUT OF HERE. >> AND THAT IS ANOTHER DANGER.