State Of Emergency In Brunswick County

A record 8.10 inches of rain so far in Brunswick County has led authorities to declare a state of emergency.

Brunswick County Fire Marshal Scott Garner says, "As the water levels rise, all persons are advised not to travel unless travel is absolutely necessary, as in getting to a shelter or other critical movement. Many roads have become impassable. Many more may also be closed or in danger of being closed, as rainfall has accumulated over the past 24 hours."

Water has accumulated in low-lying areas and along streams and other waterways. As more rain has fallen, water has breached many roadways and has caused erosion in varying degrees along the roadways where the water has crossed the roadways or sped through the road culverts used for runoff.

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