With Hurricane Dorian moving off the coast of South Carolina now, residents across Southeastern North Carolina are beginning to feel the impacts of the storm.
Central North Carolina is already seeing heavy rain, with a half an inch in Fayetteville and 1.4 inches on Fort Bragg.
Rainfall totals so far from #HurricaneDorian across central #NCwx as of 2 PM:— NWS Raleigh (@NWSRaleigh) September 5, 2019
1.24" at Clinton
0.51" at Fayetteville
1.40" at Simons AAF in Fort Bragg
0.53" at Goldsboro
0.13" at Raleigh-Durham airport
0.17" at the NWS Raleigh office
Wind conditions are also starting to worsen. At 1:16 p.m., Laurinburg was already seeing gusts near 40 mph.
Flooding remains a concern, as parts of Cumberland, Harnett and Sampson counties are under a flood advisory.
Portions of Cumberland, Harnett and Sampson counties under a flood advisory. pic.twitter.com/buHKovDByd— Chick Jacobs (@NCWeatherhound) September 5, 2019
Tornado activity already caused extensive damage across Emerald Isle this morning.
These photos unfortunately show the damage from the tornado at 9AM in Emerald Isle. Remember: a Tornado Watch is in effect for portions of eastern NC through 7 PM. Take these storms seriously and be sure to take shelter if a warning is issued for your area! #ncwx #HurricaneDorian https://t.co/NajEDqz19U— NWS Raleigh (@NWSRaleigh) September 5, 2019