McCrory worried about inland flooding, storm surges from Arthur - WJBF-TV ABC 6 Augusta-Aiken News, Weather, Sports

McCrory worried about inland flooding, storm surges from Arthur

Posted: Updated:
The governor is most concerned with inland flooding and storm surges now that Arthur’s track has pushed west. The governor is most concerned with inland flooding and storm surges now that Arthur’s track has pushed west.
RALEIGH, N.C. -

 Gov. Pat McCrory said Thursday night the focus is now on recovery after Hurricane Arthur passes the North Carolina coast.

McCrory noted that most injuries and most causalities occur right before and after a storm.

He warned citizens to stay inside now that the sun has set. It is more difficult to see downed power lines and flooding, McCrory said.

The governor is most concerned with inland flooding and storm surges now that Arthur’s track has pushed west.

"We are anticipating sustained winds of 100 miles per hour coupled with the storm surge on the ocean and sound sides of that highway (Highway 12), which really could cause some serious damage," he said.

McCrory will speak to the media again Friday morning at 9:30 a.m.

An assessment of damage caused by Arthur will be done in tomorrow’s daylight but a thorough review will take time.

"The state's emergency response team is ready to help in any way be can," McCrory said.

McCrory said he had a good conversation with FEMA and the Red Cross during a 6 p.m. conference call.

Officials are paying close attention to Bonner Bridge, the only roadway to Hatteras Island. McCrory said the bridge will be checked to ensure its safety.

A total of 11 counties have declared a state of emergency and 14 shelters have opened for citizens.

Copyright 2014 WNCN. All rights reserved.

  • North Carolina NewsMore>>

  • Coal ash bill in limbo after NC Senate adjourns

    Coal ash bill in limbo after NC Senate adjourns

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:38 AM EDT2014-08-01 09:38:10 GMT
    The North Carolina Senate adjourned early Friday morning without finalizing a bill requiring Duke Energy to clean up its leaky coal ash dumps across the state.
    The North Carolina Senate adjourned early Friday morning without finalizing a bill requiring Duke Energy to clean up its leaky coal ash dumps across the state.
  • NC Senate approves county sales tax changes

    NC Senate approves county sales tax changes

    North Carolina's Senate has agreed to a new omnibus tax bill allowing some urban counties to levy sales tax.
    North Carolina's Senate has agreed to a new omnibus tax bill allowing some urban counties to levy sales tax.
  • NC Senate passes state budget, sends it to House

    NC Senate passes state budget, sends it to House

    Friday, August 1 2014 12:58 AM EDT2014-08-01 04:58:28 GMT
    File PhotoFile Photo
    The new state budget provides more money for kindergarten through college classrooms, raises for public school teachers and a boost for vouchers for children attending private and religious schools.
    The new state budget provides more money for kindergarten through college classrooms, raises for public school teachers and a boost for vouchers for children attending private and religious schools.
Powered by WorldNow

1336 Augusta West Parkway
Augusta, GA 30909

Telephone: 706.722.6664
Email: talkback6@wjbf.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.