Evacuation Ordered For Beaufort County

Beaufort County leaders have issued a mandatory evacuation for all residents who live in low-lying areas of the county.

The county says a voluntary evacuation is issued for all other residents.

So far no shelters have been opened in Beaufort County.


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  • by Crump Location: DC on Aug 26, 2011 at 02:42 PM
    My Mom out? Yes!!! So All good!!! Whether one should stay is a personal choice. I choose to have my mom leave since she lives on 1st Street in Auroa less than 100 yards from the water.....
  • by Anonymous on Aug 26, 2011 at 12:29 PM
    Evacutation? Please calm down. Your spelling is being affected by the hysteria.
  • by Screwdriver Location: Beaufort Co on Aug 26, 2011 at 11:38 AM
    If the county leaders voted on a mandatory evacuation, the vote would be 5 to 2.
  • by Mel Location: Washington on Aug 26, 2011 at 07:41 AM
    http://floodmaps.nc.gov/fmis/
  • by Charles Location: Chocowinity on Aug 26, 2011 at 07:33 AM
    I am a Professional Land Surveyor. Anyone needing to access their flood potential can use the web site "www.ncfloodmaps.com". Click on the map of NC and a second window will open. Type in your address in the box and a floodmap will display. Your address and location will be shown on the map (which will be in gray scale) and any potential flood zones will be shown in color. Very easy to use. Good luck!
  • by caolinagirl Location: dymond city on Aug 26, 2011 at 06:17 AM
    Im not stupid but I have just moved here fom the Raleigh area just a week ago.I live about 10 mile over the beauford county line in martin county not far off of hwy 171. Can anyone tell me if this is a flood prone area. Have a plan to leave but still trying to decide. Thank you for any information.
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      by Charles on Aug 26, 2011 at 07:28 AM in reply to caolinagirl
      Hi "caolinagirl". I am a Professional Land Surveyor who has lived in Beaufort County most of my life. I seriously doubt that you are in a flood prone area if you live in Martin County. Please go on line to "ncfloodmaps.com" and click on the map of NC. You can fill in your address and the web site will inform you if you are in a flood zone. A map will come up with an aerial photograph of the area you live in. Your address will be displayed on the map. Any potential flood zones will be shown in color while the rest of the map will be in gray. Hope this helps, and welcome to our area. God bless and good luck. PS: did you intend to spell your name as "carolinagirl" ?
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        by Anonymous on Aug 26, 2011 at 04:14 PM in reply to Charles
        Yes im carolinagirl. Thank you so much for the help. God bless and good luck to you as well. Keep safe!
  • by Gary Location: Washington on Aug 26, 2011 at 04:41 AM
    If you are counting on a government (city, county state, fed) to get you through this, you may as well go put your head in the oven now. Can't go because the kids have school? Keep them home, it's not like they are learning anything there anyway. (Another govt managed process.) Where to go? - Um - WEST. Is personal responsibility really dead?
  • by Dar Location: Wilmar on Aug 25, 2011 at 10:36 PM
    Howdy gave great answer. Elevations are as follows: Pantego 7 ft. Bath & Belhaven 10 to 12 ft. Washington 36 ft. Chocowinity 39 ft. Wilmar Community 66 ft. If you are new to a particular area, ask neighbors, friends, co-workers, pastor etc.; they should know if your area is subject to flooding in hurricane events. I do know that Wilmar area is the highest in the county according to NCGS. I do agree that officials should do a better job of informing residents when a major hurricane is on it's way what areas in the county is considered low-lying in an event like this. Sometimes we just get worried & don't always think clearly and as residents we need to help inform each other instead of chastising. It's a tough situation we all are in.
  • by Uncle Dan Location: Eastern N.C. on Aug 25, 2011 at 09:43 PM
    Wow. I did not realize just how helpless most people are. Forget freedom... You cannot have freedom without responsiblity. We seem to have little of that. I do not need any elected official to tell me how to protect my family or myself. This is the current state of our country. The left has destroyed our concept of family and made it uncool to be a Christian. This was done on purpose so that we would all look to the government to solve all our problems. This natural disaster will be nothing compared to the government made disaster that is just around the corner. Good luck and God bless America, we need it!
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      by To Uncle Dan on Aug 26, 2011 at 04:38 AM in reply to Uncle Dan
      How dare you? I have been a Christian for 50 years and I am a Democrat! How dare you imply that you can't be both! I come from a strong family with over 20 ministers-all Democrats! I am glad that you know how to "protect your family and yourself"-what about those who don't? Do you even care? Now watch the right scream for the government!
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        by to Christian Democrat on Aug 26, 2011 at 05:34 AM in reply to To Uncle Dan
        where does Uncle Dan find fault with the Democrat??
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          by Anonymous on Aug 26, 2011 at 07:35 AM in reply to to Christian Democrat
          "The left has destroyed our concept of family and made it uncool to be a Christian." - must not be able to read, typical southern GOP member
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          by Anonymous on Aug 26, 2011 at 09:17 AM in reply to to Christian Democrat
          He finds fault with the government, which is run by democrats. That's why it's in the downward spiral that it's in!
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      by southern man on Aug 26, 2011 at 08:02 AM in reply to Uncle Dan
      Uncle Dan is correct, and nowhere in his post did he say anything about a "Democrat".
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        by Read between the lines on Aug 28, 2011 at 09:03 PM in reply to southern man
        southern man, I guess you assume he was talking about all those "Republicans on the left" who have destroyed family values. Nope, he never mentioned Democrats. Well, he never actually used the WORD Democrat. Most of us understand what he meant, though. Jesus stood for far more of what the Democrats represent than the Republicans. Help the needy. Feed the poor. Republicans hang there hats on anti-abortion and pretend that this makes them good Christians. In all honestly, they just love all the tax evading loopholes that organized religion offers them. As Ricky Ricardo would say, "When judgement day comes, the Republicans are gonna have a lot of 'splainin' to do."
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      by Anonymous on Aug 26, 2011 at 12:54 PM in reply to Uncle Dan
      Not to mention, now is not the time for your opinionated rants about liberals many of whom will be the first folks there to help in case you lose your home. JUST STOP and perhaps consider for a moment that YOU could actually be wrong.
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        by Obama Snake Oil Co on Aug 29, 2011 at 12:55 PM in reply to
        Really? Actually in reality, all the ones that came to helpe me cleanup were GOP voters. The democrat next door was drunk on Jack Daniels at 10 am and joy riding around. Of course the democrat freeloads with his girlfriend who is pregnant downstairs of her house. Oh, and they ain't married, since doing so would mean mama would't get the government check when she has the baby..anyday...So tell us all again how and who would help us? Oh, and I am sure he doesn't pay any taxes on his construction work sites.....say again?
  • by cls Location: washington on Aug 25, 2011 at 09:35 PM
    God Bless each and everyone of you, and may you all stay safe!
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