Listen: Cape Fear River, North Carolina and Texas discussed on SportsCenter AllNight
"Yeah. There could be some very significant flooding, and so the the issue is that this storm isn't over with even after the storm passes in the skies start to clear, these rivers are going to be swollen and record heights for what do you what your guests? We saw this with with Harvey last year in southeast Texas even days after the rain had ceased in the summers out, these rivers were still rising and takes many days for all that water to collect and run down to a certain point where the tributaries meet the main stem, they call it of the river. And then that reaches a maximum flood crest sometimes three four five days after the rain has ended. It just keeps creeping up two or three inches per hour. And that's what's. Going to be happening here. Most like the river crashed is always after the rain has ended a vast majority of the time. And I want to get folks that are listening just a couple of numbers here actually in Lumberton is one of the less severe floods. We're looking at it compared to the flood of record. It would just tie the flood for Matthew back in twenty sixteen October ninth, but the Cape fear river near Berga saying that right, but you are GW Burgon North Carolina is forecast crests three feet above its old record. And that was twenty two and a half. The national weather service is going for twenty five point eight feet on the Cape. Fear river, and that's south of Jacksonville, North Carolina and the the northeast Cape. Fear river near ching, Kwok Penn. North Carolina near Jacksonville is also forecast to be three feet above all time record and Tom to give you a further answered. Your question today is the fifteenth September this forecasts crest the crest means a maximum height of the river won't happen until the nineteenth of September. Which is next Wednesday with the rain will be long gone before. Oh, yeah. Yeah. Without a doubt. And and so in any case, the the bottom line is if you are have evacuated and you're planning on coming back. This kind of situation may delay. You return to your area. Absolutely. I've been looking at one thing after a flood is they have to go and inspect the bridges. We live in the texoma area where on Texas meat. I remember after the big floods in two thousand fifteen they had to go round inspect several major bridges that cross rivers to make sure they were still safe to traverse. So that created big detours logjams at traffic, and the roadways can be eroded and damaged washed out by these kinds of floods real easy. You're gonna have a lot of roadways that will be closed repairs down to one lane all that kind of stuff. Yeah. It's gonna be a lot of fun for folks. Heading back in one more river before I throw it back to you, Tom the new rivers in the US e but it's pronounced induce the newspaper at Goldsboro will come up just about three inches short of the record. And again that's forecast to happen on Monday. And then all of next week. He holds the cough latte. Crass redrafts, maybe an inch or two a day. So these are going to be prolonged flood events inundating, probably hundreds of thousands of acres, and and the water associated with at the water quality has got to be horrible. Yeah. We're gonna talk with Pam Walker. I believe later about environmental issues that flooding can cause I think we want her to weigh in on that.."