Johnston County Emergency Management Services - Weather Conditions Deteriorating

September 14, 2018
1:00 pm


Smithfield, NC -- Johnston County Emergency Services, along with their local partners, are closely monitoring the weather effects caused by Hurricane Florence.  Johnston County is beginning to experience heavy bands of rain and wind gusts in excess of 40 mph.  Strong wind gusts, coupled with saturated soils, could result in downed trees and power outages.  Residents are encouraged to seek shelter and avoid the roadways.  Roadways may become treacherous and unstable due to flooding and storm damage.

Johnston County is expected to receive rainfall amounts between 10-15 inches over the next several days.  Based on the most current available data, the Neuse River is expected to crest in Clayton on Monday at 2 am at 10.4 feet and in Smithfield on Monday at noon at 18.25 feet.  The levels and timing of the crest are subject to change depending on conditions.  Residents who live in low lying areas and residents who were affected by Hurricane Matthew can expect to be impacted.


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